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  • Brown Vs. Board of Education

    Brown Vs. Board of Education
    This little girl named Linda Brown who wanted to go to a school closer to her home could not go to that school because of her skin color. This Court case was in Topeka, Kansas. This happened on May 17, 1954.
  • Montgomery bus boycot

    Montgomery bus boycot
    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus and was arrested. The Mongomery Association persuaded the community to join them in boycotting the bus system, 50,000 people stopped riding the buses.
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
    alliance of church-based African-American organizations dedicated to ending discrimination, was led by Martain Luther resistance in in its protest. King called it confronting "the forces of hate with the power of love.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    The Little Rock Nine were a group of kids that just wanted to go to a school that was closer to their house. This occurance happened in Arkansas. The time that it happened was around September 25, 1957.
  • Sit-ins

    demonstrators protest by sitting down in a location and refusing to leave; African American protests in Oklahoma and Kansas conducted protests at segregated lunch counters, they refused to leave.
  • SNCC: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

    SNCC: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    Students activists became part of the civil rights group, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to show that there is no use for violence. This made other white people taunt the students with tactics such as dumping food and drinks on the students and began to harass the members of the SNCC.
  • Freedom Riders Take A Bus Trip

    Freedom Riders Take A Bus Trip
    The Congress of Racial Equality planned to send an integrated group of Freedom Riders on a bus trip throughout the south. By doing so they haped to obtain the attention to how the Supreme Courts rulings were being ignored. As they crossed the state line of Alabama violence began and a mob of whites attacked one of the busses.
  • Baker v. Carr

    Baker v. Carr
    In the court case Baker v. Carr voter in Tennessee argued that this apportionment, or divion, of representatives violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • University of Mississippi

    University of Mississippi
    This involved James Meredith. He applied to the Unviersity of Mississippi and actually got in. But the governor of Mississippi Ross Barnett would not let him attend the University because of his color. This happened in the years of 1962 and 1963.
  • I have a dream speech

    I have a dream speech
    Martin Luther King Junior and more than 100,000 listeners where at the Lincoln Memeorial. There He gave his final and most famous speech. He gave his speech to say what he sees and wants the furture to look like for the civil rights of all people, no matter what their racial backround is.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    banned discrimination in employment on basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. Also outlawed eliscrimination in public places, gave Justice Department authority to bring lawsuits to enforce segregation of schools.
  • Martin Luther King Junior Shot

    Martin Luther King Junior Shot
    Martin Luther King Junior visited Memphis, Tennessee to show his support for a strike by the sanitation workers and was shot by a sniper. As people found out violence in African American neighborhoods all throughout the country began to happen. This left 45 people dead and thousands injured.
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    The Civil Rights Movement