Discrimination Historical Timeline

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In History
  • When Dred Scott sued for his freedom

    was a slave in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom and that of his wife and their two daughters in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857, popularly known as the "Dred Scott Decision.
  • American Civil War

    April 12 1861-May 10, 1865
    The American Civil War, also known as the War Between the States, or simply the Civil War in the United States (see naming), was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865, after seven Southern slave states declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America (the "Confederacy" or the "South"). (It ultimately included a total of eleven states.)
  • Death of Abraham Lincoln

    United States President Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday,[1] April 14, 1865, while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army of the Potomac, ending the American Civil War.
  • When did women get to vote?

  • When was slavery abolished in US?

  • When was slavery abolished in the US?

  • Death of Emmett Till

    An African-American boy, beaten to death after flirting with a white woman.
  • Date Rosa Parks sat on the bus and was arrested

    Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed, or rather, sat down for what she believed. On the evening of December 1, 1955, Parks, an African American, was tired after a long day of work and decided to take a seat on the bus on her ride home. Because she sat down and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, she was arrested for disobeying an Alabama law requiring black people to relinquish seats to white people when the bus was full
  • Montogmery Bus Boycott

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott, a seminal event in the U.S. civil rights movement, was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama. The campaign lasted from December 1, 1955, when Rosa Parks, an African American woman, was arrested for refusing to surrender her seat to a white person, to December 20, 1956.
  • What year Affirmative Action was first introduced and by whom?

    By JFK
  • Death of Edgar Evers

    Evers was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the White Citizens' Council. As a veteran, Evers was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.[2][3] His murder and the resulting trials inspired civil rights protests, as well as numerous works of art, music, and film.
  • March on Washington

    Thousands of Americans headed to Washington on Tuesday August 27, 1963. On Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech in which he called for an end to racism.
  • What year did segregation end in the US?

    Public segregation officially ended in 1964 with the Civil Rights Act. The first steps to end segregation however took part during Brown v. Board (1954) when it banned segregation in public schools. However, even today Social Segregation and Private segregation still exist. ex: Chinatown; Catholic Private Schools.
  • Cicvil Rights Act in the US

    Outbanned discrimination on race, colour, religion, sex.
  • Death of Malcolm X

    Shortly before midnight, a 22-year-old Negro, Thomas Hagan, was charged with the killing. The police rescued him from the ballroom crowd after he had been shot and beaten.
  • Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

    He was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. King was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05pm that evening.
  • What year did homosexuality become legal in Canada

    Pierre Trudeau helped
  • Assault of Rodney King

    On March 3, 1991, in Los Angeles, California, several police cars chased Rodney G. King, a robbery parolee who was allegedly speeding. Two friends were with him in the car. After a police chase during which he drove through several intersections against red lights, King eventually was forced to stop. Although the two passengers in the car complied with police requests to exit the car and were subdued with minor resistance, King apparently refused to exit the car and was physically assisted in do
  • Holocaust

    ws the mass murder or genocide of approximately six million Jews during World War II, a programme of systematic state-sponsored murder by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, throughout the German Reich and German-occupied territories
  • Death of JFK Jr

    Died in a plane crash, which he piloted. The plane carried his wife and her sister Lauren.
  • First country to legalize same-sex marrige

    Netherlands
  • When did same-sex marriage become legal in Canada?

  • Death of Trayvon Martin

    Zimmerman shot Martin, who was unarmed, during an altercation between the two. Responding to an earlier call from Zimmerman, police arrived on the scene within two minutes of the shooting. Zimmerman was taken into custody, treated for head injuries, then questioned for five hours. The police chief said that Zimmerman was released because there was no evidence to refute Zimmerman's claim of having acted in self-defense