Events of the Civil Rights Movement-19th & 20 Centuries

  • Dred Scott v.Sanford

    Amajor precursor to the civil war , this controversal US supreme court descision denied citizenship and basic rights to all blacks
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    American Civil War

  • Emancipation Proclamation

    President Abraham Licoln speach takes effect, proclaiming freedom from slavery for African-Americans
  • 13th Amendment Passes

    The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution is passed, abolishing slavery in the United States
  • Women can Vote

    Colorado becomes first state to grant women right to vote
  • Plessy v. Fergusen


    National Assosiation of Colored People (NAACP) founded
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Founded

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    Great Depression

  • Brown v. Board of Educatiom

    US Supreme Court descision in case ended legal racial segregation in public schools
  • Montgomery Bus Boycotts

    African-American woman Rosa Parks arrest after her refusal to move to the back of bus triggers a city-wide boycott of the bus system
  • Bailey v. Patterson

    The Supreme Court descision in Bailey v. Patterson declares that segregation in transportation facilitates is un-constitutional