Civil Rights Timline

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower was the President from 1953 - 1961 and he would push for equal rights.
  • Brown V. Board of Education

    Brown V. Board of Education
    The Brown V. Board of Education would decide the separate but equal law was unconstitutional and start segregating schools. The separate but equal law made it okay to have two different schools one for whites and another for people of color as long as they were the same. Usually, the schools were not the same and had way fewer resources than the others.
  • Murder of Emmet Till

    Murder of Emmet Till
    Emmet Till was an African American 14-year-old boy who was gruesomely murdered for supposedly catcalling a white woman. The killing was described as nauseating and way way beyond the bounds of human decency. This event would raise awareness of the way African Americans were treated.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Boycott was started by Rosa Parks when she resisted orders from a white man to move to the back of the bus. They would also get help from Jo Ann Robinson who would write letters to the mayor about the boycott every day. Mlk would also get involved in the boycott and boost the morale of the people who had to walk to work every day. Finally, after a long year of Boycotting and letters to the politicians of Montgomery, they would desegregate the busses.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    The Jim Crow system was backed by the following beliefs or rationalizations: white people were superior to black people in all important ways, including but not limited to intelligence, morality, and civilized behavior. Some examples of these rules were black and white people were not supposed to eat together and white motorists had the right-of-way at all intersections. The Jim Crow Laws would be ended in 1965 because it was deemed unconstitutional.
  • Jo Ann Robionson

    Jo Ann Robionson
    Jo Ann Robinson taught in the Macon, Georgia, public schools for five years while earning a master's degree from Atlanta University. In Montgomery, she became active in the Women's Political Council (WPC), a local civic organization for African-American professional women that was dedicated to fostering women's involvement in civic affairs. The WPC repeatedly complained to the Montgomery city leaders about unfair seating practices and abusive driver conduct. She wrote a book about the experience
  • Little Rock School Desegragation

    Little Rock School Desegragation
    In 1954 Brown V. Board of Education deemed the segregating of schools was unconstitutional. The first school in the South to desegregate was the School of Little Rock. The kids of color would need armed coast guards to be safe from kids or parents mad that they are going to the school. The kids that would take on this task were harassed every day and even though the guards were there that did not protect them from words.
  • Elizabeth Ann Eckford

    Elizabeth Ann Eckford
    Elizabeth Ann Eckford was a member of the Little Rock 9 and would change everything with her bravery. But that's not the only thing she has ever done after college she served in the Army for 5 years. After the Army, she would go back to Little Rock and work as a history teacher also later become a probation officer in the Little Rock area. In retirement, she released a book for young readers, The Worst First Day: Bullied while Desegregating Central High.
  • Sit-in Movement

    Sit-in Movement
    The Sit-ins would start in Greensboro with four college boys. They would sit at the counter of a restaurant that did not serve them and just sit there. They would normally be shouted at and sometimes even forcefully removed but they stayed peaceful. The people protesting would even take classes on how to stay peaceful while protesting they would have profanities shouted at them and smoke blow in their faces.
  • Joseph McNeil

    Joseph McNeil
    Joseph Mcneil was a member of the original 4 that participated in the Greensboro sit-in. He went to college to get a degree in engineering physics and ended up getting it. After he got his degree in 1963 he would be immediately commissioned by the U.S. Air Force. After serving 37 years in 2000 Joseph retired from the Air Force Reserve with the rank of major general. Following retirement, McNeil remained involved in numerous civic activities and community organizations in Hempstead, New York.
  • The Freedom Riders

    The Freedom Riders
    On May 4, 1961, James "Jim" farmer-led a move meant to attention to the lack of enforcement of rent civil rights court decisions and legislation as volunteers rode it the South the cam pain gained support from civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. John Lewis a 21-year-old divinity student was the first of the freedom riders to get attache. one of the scarier attaches happened just outside Anniston Alabama on may 14th 1961 a gray hound bus was forced off the road by a white mob
  • Freedom Summer

    Freedom Summer
    the freedom riders was organized so black people to be able to vote. summer volunteers a lot of them young white collage students made the trip south to register eligible voters. the freedom riders succeed at getting black people to vote. but not with its challenges they got bombed beatin and more. freedom summer helped make momentum for the civil rights movement.
  • Martin Luther King Jr speech

    Martin Luther King Jr speech
    On August 28th, 1963 martin Luther King jr went in front of millions of people and gave a speech that would change everything. king gave a speech about how he had a dream that he hopes one day the world would stop looking at the color of people's skin color and how black and white people and that one day we could all be equal. after his speech, President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • 16 Street Baptist Church

    16 Street Baptist Church
    on sunday september 15, 1963, the 16th street baptist chuch was bombed in a act of racially motivated terrorism. 4 young girls were killed. it was done by the kkk because it was a back church.
  • 16 Street Aftermath

    16 Street Aftermath
    the 16th street bombing coused activities to want to take action on getting the civil rights act passed. the story of the kids getting bombed made the world and communicates want to act on this and pushed them more to make things right.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    in the town of Selma would be the starting point for a big protest. protesters would walk start their 50 mile walk march to the state house in Montgomery. 500 protesters lead by john Lewis set out for the capital. but just across the brides was an army of deputies. the police were ready to beat and hurt the protesters. the protesters did nothing wrong and just walked through the bridge and the police started attaching them it was all over the news and made the world see what was really going on
  • Black Panther Party

    Black Panther Party
    the black panther party was an organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. they built the organisation around the belife that black people were living in a internal colony. then they made the ten point program. 1. we want freedom. 2. they want full employment for their people. 3. we want an end to the robbery by the capital. 4.we want decent housing. 5. we want decent education. 6. we want free health care. end to police brutality. 8. an end to all wars and aggression.
  • Black Panther Party pt.2

    Black Panther Party pt.2
    1. we want freedom for all blacks and oppressed people in the jail. 10. we want bread land and more. the black panthers help get most of these thing. by 1968 they had around 2,000 members. but then they started haveing problems in side and out side the group. the oranization officaly went away in 1982. the black panter party helped to bring power and right to black people.
  • Obama

    Obama was the first black president. he passed the affordable care act. it made it easier for people to be able to afford health incures. Obama is no longer president. but Obama care is still around. he also severed 8 years which normal doesn't happen.
  • George Floyed

    George Floyed
    George Floyd was a 46 year old man who was parked on the side of a building police thought he was part of a crime that was going on. police took Floyd and arrested him but Floyd fell on the ground and the police thought he was trying to run. one cop put his knee on his neck. Floyd sadly died from not being able to breath. video of Floyd got out and speed across the nation protest like the black lives matter started and the people wanted to make sure there was justest for Floyd.