• NAACP Founded

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded in New York by prominent black and white intellectuals and led by W.E.B. Du Bois. For the next half century, it would serve as the country's most influential African-American civil rights organization, dedicated to political equality and social justice.
  • NAACP 1920 Annual Confrence

    Annual NAACP confrence held in Atlanta, an active KKK area, showing violence and intimidation would have no impact on the organization. Attempting to abolish lynching, segregation, and Jim Crow laws, and obtaining equal education, industrial opportunities, and voting rights.
  • CORE

    Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) founded to fight for civil rights using nonviolent, direct-action protests
  • U.S. Military

    President Harry Truman ends segregation in the U.S. military.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat at the front of the "colored section" of a bus to a white passenger . In response to her arrest Montgomery's black community launch a successful year-long bus boycott.
  • SCLC

    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), a civil rights group founded to coordinate localized southern efforts to fight for civil rights.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Nine black students are blocked from entering the school. U.S. troops are called to intervene on behalf of the students
  • Greensboro Four

    Four black students in Greensboro, North Carolina, begin a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter. Six months later the "Greensboro Four" are served lunch at the same Woolworth's counter.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Outlawed major forms of discrimination against blacks and women, including racial segregation. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Prohibited states from imposing any voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color.