Emily C-K's Civil Rights Timeline

  • Malcom X

    Malcom X
    Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.He became an African American Muslim minister and human rights activist. Malcolm was appointed as a minister and national spokesman for the Nation of Islam.That same year, Malcolm went on a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The trip proved life altering. For the first time, Malcolm shared his thoughts and beliefs with different cultures, and found the response to be overwhelmingly positive.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 and was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights in the United States. He beleived in non-violet protest which many people followed and believed in. He was best known for his "I have a dream" speach.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson was the first African American Major League player. He had an amazing career which consisted of six World Series . He also received many awards such as MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Many black people became his fan and would come to his Dodgers games to support the first black baseball player. This was the break of the color barrier in sports.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The goal of the Montgomery Bus Boycott was to protest the segregation of the transit systems. The most well known protester was Rosa Parks who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a public bus. The protest ending up affecting the income of the transit system since a majority of the bus riders were protesters. Finally in 1956 segregation on busses were decided as unconstitutional.
  • Little Rock Crisis

    Little Rock Crisis
    Before 1954 African American students had not been allowed to attend a school with white students. In 1957 after the plan to begin the desegregation of all schools nine brave souls stepped up to the challenge. In result Little Rock Central High School agreed to enroll these 9 African American students into their school. These 9 students all had excellent attendance and high grades. When these students arrived to the school on their first day they knew they were going to be facing challenges,
  • Little Rock Crisis Part 2

    Little Rock Crisis Part 2
    but no one could have anticipated the greeting they received. There were soldiers blocking the door entering the school, the 9 students did not enter the school that first day.
  • The Black Panthers

    The Black Panthers
    This was a group of people who came together to protect African Americans from police brutality in neighborhoods. Eventually the group grew from 6 members to 10,000 and having a news paper distributed to over 250,000 people. The Back Panthers made the Ten-Point program which focused on Land, Bread, Housing, Education, Clothing, Justice and Peace. They were known for having blue shirts, black pants, black leather jackets, black berets, and openly displayed loaded shotguns.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Thirteen males, seven of whom were teenagers, died immediately or soon after, while the death of another man four-and-a-half months later was attributed to the injuries he received on that day. Two protesters were also injured when they were run down by army vehiclesFive of those wounded were shot in the back. This was most known for being such a public event.