• March on Washington

    March on Washington
    I have a dream
  • Malcom X

    Malcom X
    Anit-White pro Elijah Muhammad activitst
  • Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, KS

    separating blacks and whites in schools are unconstitutional
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till
    murdered for "flirting" with white girl
  • Montgomery, AL bus boycott

    Montgomery, AL bus boycott
    campaign agaist separation of whites and blacks on busses
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    refused to give up her seat for white man on bus
  • SCLC

    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is an African-American civil rights organization
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    nine blacks were first to integrate with whites at high school
  • SNCC

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  • Great Society

    Lyndon B Johnson wanted eliminate prejudice and poverty
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    Won court case allowing him to enroll in all white U of Miss
  • Civil rights act of 1964

    outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and also women
  • Selma

    -attempts to march from Selma to Montgomery because Jimmy lee jackson, a demonstrater, had been shot.
  • Kerner Commission

    -investigate the causes of the 1967 race riots in the United States and to provide recommendations for the future.
  • Civil rights act of 1968

    -provided for equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin.