• Brown v.s. Board of Education

    Brown v.s. Board of Education
    The Supreme Court ruled that separating children in public schools on the basis of race was unconstitutional. It signaled the end of legalized segregation in schools. It overruled the “separate but equal” principle set forth in the 1896 plessy v. Ferguson case.
  • Emmet till

    Emmet till
    Emmet Till, a 14-year old Black youth, was Brutally murdered in a racist attack that shocked the nation. This event provided a catalyst for the emerging civil rights movement. This brutal event stared in Money, Mississippi.
  • Rosa parks And bus boycott

    Rosa parks And bus boycott
    A civil rights protest during which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregation seating. Took place from Dec. 5, 1955 to Dec. 20, 1956. This history is most world famous for the notorious Rosa parks for not giving up her seat
  • SCLS

    They successfully staged a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery Alabama’s segregated bus system. They were best known for mobilizing larg, nonviolent protests. Their protest were successful.
  • Little Rock nine

    Little Rock nine
    On September 4, 1957 nine African American students arrived at central High school in Little Rock, Arkansas. They made their way through a crowd shouting obscenities and even throwing objects. Once students reached the front door the national guard prevented them from entering the school and were forced to go home.
  • Greensboro 4

    Greensboro 4
    On February 1, 1960, four friends sat down at a lunch counter in Greensboro. That may not sound like a legendary moment, but it was. The four people were African American, and they sat where African Americans weren't allowed to sit. They did this to take a stand against segregation.
  • Freedom riders

    Freedom riders
    Freedom Riders were groups of white and African American civil rights activists who participated in Freedom Rides, bus trips through the American South in 1961 to protest segregated bus terminals. a series of political protests against segregation by Blacks and whites who rode buses together through the American South in 1961. In 1946 the U.S. Supreme Court banned segregation in interstate bus travel.
  • Student nonviolent coordinating committee (SNCC) & Freedom summer

    Student nonviolent coordinating committee (SNCC) & Freedom summer
    The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw SNCC focus its efforts in Mississippi. Voter registration campaigns were the primary focus for SNCC members in Mississippi, and their efforts gave momentum for the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In 1966, Stokely Carmichael was elected chairman of the organization.
  • Voting rights act (1965)

    Voting rights act (1965)
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Selma to Montgomery marches (Bloody Sunday)

    Selma to Montgomery marches (Bloody Sunday)
    The first march took place on March 7, 1965, organized locally by Bevel, Amelia Boynton, and others. State troopers and county possemen attacked the unarmed marchers with billy clubs and tear gas after they passed over the county line, and the event became known as Bloody Sunday.