civle rights movement

  • Rosa Parks arrested

    Parks was sitting in the front row of the middle section of the bus that was open to African Americans if seats were vacant. After the "whites only" section was filled the bus driver told her and three others to leave their seats. The other three eventually moved but Parks refused. In her auto biograph she writes that she didn't refuse to give up her seat because her feet were tired, but because she was tiired of giving in. Her arrest was used to fight bus sagragation.
  • Montgomery bus boycott

    The Montgomery bus boycott began in response to Rosa Park's arrest for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on December 1st. On December 4, a meeting of community leaders was called to discuss holding a one-day boycott of the Montgomery City Lines, Inc., bus company. The boycott ended up continuing till Decembe 20, 1956, and resulted in the desegragation of buses.
  • Sit In At wool Worths Lunch Counter

    Four African American college students sat down at lunch counter at Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina, and asked to for service. Their request was refused and they were asked to leave, but they remained in their seats. Their passive resistance and peaceful sit-down helped to desagragate lunch counters.
  • Freedom Riders Bus Burned

    The Freedom Riders were a group of both white and black civil rights activists seated together, an act consiterd a crime in most segragated states, rode through the segragated south. A few miles outside Anniston they had to pull over because the slashed tires began to deflate. Someone in the mob that was following them threw a firebomb that exploded inside the bus. As they were rushing off the bus they were attacked, some beaten, some killed.
  • MLK Writes leters From A Birningham jail

    Directed at people of christian faith; that discrimination is not christian. argues for loving eachother and for equality over violence.
  • The Other America by Michal Harrington

    'The Other America' argued that up to 25% of the nation was living in poverty and expalained the real experiances of those people. As well as reviealed the extrealy disprpotinate amoutn of minorities living in poverty.This book had influenced JFK and LBJ in their fight to end povery.
  • MLK Delivers "I Have a Dream" Speach

    The speach stresses Non-violence and equality. Argues for civil and economic equality. Points out the continued inwuality. and painted the picture of what a giid society could be.
  • March on washington

    This was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in US history; over 200,000 people. People gathered
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Becomes President

    LBJ was sworn into office on Air force one after the assassination of JFK . Johnson adceanced for funding for education, and programs to help the poor such as foodstamps and mecicade. During johnsons presidency the number of people living below the poverty line decreased from 25% to 12%. Passed cicil rights bill and voting rights act. Increased involvment in vietnam up to 500,000 troops.
  • John F. Kenedy Is Assasinated

    At 12:30pm on November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas govener John Connally, and his wife Nellie, the 35th US president was fatally shot by Lee Harvey Oswald. But before he could stand trial he was killed by Jack Ruby. Most Americans believe that it was a conspearacy. Some belive it may have had something to do with Kenedy wnanting to withdaw troops from Vietnam.
  • Civil Rights Bill Passed

    This bill outlaws major form of discrimination against races and women. It ended segragation in schools. Was signed into a law by lindon B Johnson.
  • 24th Amendment Passed

    Several southern states used poll taxes in order to keep African Americans from voting.The 24th amendment prohibits both Congress and the states from using poll taxes. The bill was intorduced under John F. Kenedy and was passed under Lynden B. Johnson.
  • Voteing Rights Act

    Even though the 15th amendment granted people the right to vote for people of all races there was still debate over who should be alowed to vote. The voteing rights act reinforced the 15th amendment.
  • Malcolm X Dies

    He was a militant blcak muslim leader. Advanced for sepuate black state --" whites will always be rasist" . And he was assasinated by a muslim but who was behind it is unknown.
  • Watts Riots

    There was a Housing shortage in California because of rasist home ownership laws. The LADP was very rasist and they abused thair power. The six day riot resulted in 34 deaths, 1,000 injuries, and 3,000 arrests.
  • Martin luther King Assasinated

    Matin luther King resceaved a noble peace prize for trying to end the Vietnam war. The day before his assassination he gave his famus speach predicting his own death. He was shot and killed by Ear Ray, while standing on a balcony of a hotel, however the motive is unclear. But it is possible that it was also a cospiracy
  • Forced Busing Begins

    supream court ruled that segragated schools were unconstetutional in 1954. However many states resisted intagration. Forced bussing integration.