Impacting Events on The Civil Rights Movement

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    Civil Rights Movement

  • Lincolns Inauguration

    Lincolns Inauguration
    On March of 1861, Lincoln was inaugurated. By this time, already seven states had seceded.
  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    These were laws created after the Civil War. This effected the human rights and liberties of the blacks. This was for newly freed slaves. This again began following the Civil War.
  • The Assassination of President Lincoln

    The Assassination of President Lincoln
    Our great president Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865. John Wilkes Booth was responsible for the death of Lincoln.
  • Andrew Johnson is President

    Andrew Johnson is President
    Following Lincoln's assassination, Johnson ascended to the presidency in April of 1865.
  • The Patrollers Kill

    The Patrollers Kill
    When Jane and the other freed slaves are heading north, the patrollers find the group. They killed many, and they were a branch of the Klu Klux Klan.
  • The Emanciparion Proclaimation is Revealed

    The Emanciparion Proclaimation is Revealed
    Jane Brown and the other slaves at the plantation find out they're free. What does it mean to be free?
  • The 13th Amendment

    The 13th Amendment
    On December 6th, 1865 the thirteenth amendment was ratified. It extended African Ametican rights and outlawed slavery.
  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    Black Codes inforced public facilities to be segregated. These codes were made to keep control of the blacks. This ended quickly a year later after the Fourtheen Amendment.
  • Discovering Freedom

    Discovering Freedom
    When finding shelter for a night, Jane and Ned stay in a big school house. They have to sleep in seperate rooms- boys in one, girls in another. Jane questions if this is truely freedom.
  • Grant is President

    Grant is President
    Grant is a candidate in 1868, and becomes elected as our country's new president.
  • The 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment
    On July 28th, 1868, the fourteenth amendment was adopted. It allowed protection of the laws to all citizens born in this country.
  • The Freedmen's Bureau

    The Freedmen's Bureau
    On March 3rd, 1969, Lincoln passed the Freedmen's Bureau. It allowed for all slaves to be free.
  • The 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment
    The fifteenth amendement was passed on March 30th, 1870. This amendment granted all african american men the right to vote. No matter what race, men could vote.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    These laws were enacted to segrate blacks from whites in public places or transportation. Examples would be Schools,trains,buses, resturants,and theaters. This went from 1876-1865.
  • Hayes Becomes President

    Hayes Becomes President
    As a republican candidate, Rutherford B. Hayes is elected in 1876.
  • Ned Leaves Home

    Ned Leaves Home
    Ned is about 17 or eighteen years older now, and he leaves home to join a committee to help colored people. Chapter 13.
  • A Letter from Ned

    A Letter from Ned
    Jane recieves a letter a year after Ned sent it. At this time, she starts visiting Joe frequently. Chapter 14.
  • Garfeld is Elected President

    Garfeld is Elected President
    In 1880, republican James A. Garfield becomes our president.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pittman Move on the Border

    Mr. and Mrs. Pittman Move on the Border
    Jane and Joe move to the border of Lousiana and Texas. Joe wanted to move because he can get a job as a share cropper. Chapter 15.
  • Grover Clevlend Becomes President.

    Grover Clevlend Becomes President.
    In 1884, Clevland, of the democratic party, becomes our president.
  • Molly Dies

    Molly Dies
    Molly dies. Jane is completely filled with regret for not befriending the elderly white woman before she passed. Chapter 16.
  • Nightmares of Mrs. Jane Pittman

    Nightmares of Mrs. Jane Pittman
    Jane notices a nightmare that occurrs every night from here until a couple weeks. Chapter 17.
  • Grady the Witch Doctor

    Grady the Witch Doctor
    Jane visits a witch doctor to talk about her dreams. These dreams are more like nightmares. The lady she visits studies hoodoo, and is from New Orleans. She explains to Mrs. Pittman the meaning behind all of this, and they both know Joe's fate. Chapter 18.
  • Benjamin Harrison is Elected President

    Benjamin Harrison is Elected President
    In 1888, Harrison becomes president. He was a republican.
  • Joe Pittman's Death

    Joe Pittman's Death
    Joe Pittman dies roughly one year after Jane has the repetetive nightmares.

    The NAACP had reported that there had been 3,224 lynchings of African-Americans starting and ending in 1889 and 1919.
  • A Dollar a Day

    A Dollar a Day
    Chapter 17. Jane and Joe Pittman make a dollar a day with his horse breaking. Jane works at the house. She has lived with Joe for roughly ten years now.
  • Cleveland is Re-elected

    Cleveland is Re-elected
    In 1892, Cleveland is re-elected in the presidency. He is the only President to serve to seperate terms.
  • War With Cuba

    War With Cuba
    The American government declares war on Cuba.
  • Mckinely is Elected

    Mckinely is Elected
    Mckinley was a republican. He was elected president in early November of 1896.
  • The Cuban War is Over

    The Cuban War is Over
    On April 1st, 1898, the war in cuba is over. At this time, Ned unexpectidly returns back home. Chapter 19.
  • Ned Becomes a Professor

    Ned Becomes a Professor
    Chapter 19. After Ned returns home from the war and decides to become a school teacher.
  • Ned and Preaching

    Ned and Preaching
    Chapter 20. Ned preaches a religious ceremony nearly two weeks before his tragic death.
  • Ned's Assassination

    Ned's Assassination
    Albert Cluveau, a black assassin who kills people of all races and both genders, betrays Jane. He kept her close but kills Ned. Chapter 20.
  • Mckinley's Assasssination

    Mckinley's Assasssination
    Our president is shot twice and killed by Leon Czolgosz.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Becomes President

    Theodore Roosevelt Becomes President
    In 1904, Teddy Roosevelt of the republican party becomes president.
  • William H. Taft is Elected into Presidency

    William H. Taft is Elected into Presidency
    Taft was a republican. In 1908, he became president of the United States.

    the NAACP fought for equal right for african americans and was founded in Feb. 12th, 1909
  • Cluveau's Death

    Cluveau's Death
    Albert Cluveau falls sick and dies. Before his death, many suspected Jane put a hoodoo spell on him. Chapter 24.
  • Gospel Sensation is Born

    Gospel Sensation is Born
    Mahalia Jackson was born in October of 1911. She was born in New Orleans. Jackson would become a gospel singing sensation over time.
  • Woodrow Wilson as a new President

    Woodrow Wilson as a new President
    Wilson, of the democratic part, is the new president as of 1912.
  • 1st High Water

    1st High Water
    In 1912, a highwater strikes the area in which Ned lived right before he passed.
  • Rosa Louis McCauley is Born

    Rosa Louis McCauley is Born
    One of the greatest colored woman in history was born on this day. She was born in Tuskegee, Alabama
    Happy Birthday Rosa Parks
  • Robert's Plantation

    Robert's Plantation
    During a freezing cold winter in December, Jane helps cut cane. Her older age doesn't interfere with her abilities. Chapter 27.
  • Going Back to the South

    Going Back to the South
    Jane, now taking complete care of Ned, realized that her destination to Ohio is far to dangerous. She is convinced to head back to home.

    The NAACP membership started out with less than 200 and grew to more than 50,000 members nationwide. Local branches expanded outwards to have a total of 220 branches in 1919.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    African American baseball legend, Jackie Robinson is born.
  • The new President, Warren G. Harding

    The new President, Warren G. Harding
    Warren G. Harding becomes president. He is from the republican party.
  • Roy Campanella

    Roy Campanella
    Roy Campanella was born in 1921. He lived in Philadelphia.
  • Calvin Coolidge's Election

    Calvin Coolidge's Election
    Coolidge becomes president. This was in 1924, and he was from the republican party.
  • Tee Bob Leaves the Plantation

    Tee Bob Leaves the Plantation
    Jane recall's Tee Bob leaving in either 1925 or 1926. She knows it was before the big flood.
  • Lois Elizabeth O'Halloran (My Grandmother) is Born.

    My dad's mom was born on February 1st, 1927. My grandmother and my dad share the same birthday.
  • 2nd High Water

    2nd High Water
    A second high water happens near Ned's old school house. This is when Jones quits teaching. Chapter 22.
  • Herbert Hoover Becomes President

    Herbert Hoover Becomes President
    Hoover of the republican party is the new president after the 1928 election.
  • Thomas James Connors's (My Grandfather) Birth

    My dad's father was born. He and my oldest brother, Tommy, share the exact same name.
  • Huey P. Long

    Huey P. Long
    Huey Long comes in the story about a year after the high waters. He helped all sorts of poor people. He essentially died for his beliefs. Chapter 29.
  • Schooling Stops

    Schooling Stops
    Teachers keep getting fired. The school house in the novel has trouble getting a teacher. Chapter 30.
  • Meeting the Lefabre Family

    Meeting the Lefabre Family
    The Lefabre Family comes into the story. Mary Agnes Lefabre plays a key role.
  • Willie Howard Mays, Jr.

    Willie Howard Mays, Jr.
    Willie Howard Mays, Jr. was born in 1931. He lived in Westfield, Alabama. Mays was inducted ten years later.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is Elected

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is Elected
    In 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt of the democratic party becomes president.
  • Becoming Mrs. Parks

    Becoming Mrs. Parks
    Rosa McCauley is no more, after December 18th, 1932. She marries Raymond Parks. Official Mrs. Parks
  • Ernest Gaines is Born

    Ernest Gaines is Born
    The author of this book- The Autobiography of Mrs. Jane Pittman, is born.
  • Love at First Sight

    Love at First Sight
    Tee Bob meets Mary Agnes Lefabre for the first time when she brings her children up to his now-passed-uncle's home.
  • Mary and Tee Bob

    Mary and Tee Bob
    Mary Agnes and Tee Bob spend more and more time with eachother. The assure everyone that nothing is going on. Tee Bob isn't allowed to love her because she is somewhat colored. But society cant control feelings.
  • Mary Leaves for New Orleans

    Mary Leaves for New Orleans
    Mary and Tee Bob say their good bye's to eachother. Tee Bob asks Mary to marry him, but that is forbidden.
  • Tee Bob Committs Suicide

    Tee Bob Committs Suicide
    After Mary leaves and finally turns Tee Bob down, he gets the realization that him and Mary cannot love eachother. He returns home and locks himself up in the library. Then, he kills himself and leaves a not claiming Mary is completely innocent.
  • Parks Gets a Career as a Secretary

    Parks Gets a Career as a Secretary
    In 1943, Parks joined the Montgomery NAACP as a secretary.
  • FDR Re-elected for the Fourth Time

    FDR Re-elected for the Fourth Time
    In all the history of the American Presidents, Roosevelt sets a record on being elected for four separate terms.
  • Judith Jane Kreps (My Grandmother) is Born

    In the middle of May in 1945, my grandmother was born. We call her "Granny". She's the only grandparent that is still alive.
  • Robinson Gets Married

    Robinson Gets Married
    On February 10, 1946. Jackie Robinson gets married to Rachel Issum.
  • James Dean's (My Grandfather) Birth

    This was the day on which my mom's dad was born. We called him Paw-Paw.
  • Harry S. Truman is the new President

    Harry S. Truman is the new President
    As of the election of 1948, Truman is the new president. The political party he favored was the democratic.
  • Truman Signs an Executive Order

    Truman Signs an Executive Order
    Truman signs Executive Order in 1948. It states all equality regardless of race, culture, and religion.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower is Elected

    Dwight D. Eisenhower is Elected
    Eisenhower, or commonly called "Ike" is the new president. He was a part of the republican party. In 1956, he was re-elected.
  • Colored Women Arrested

    Colored Women Arrested
    Unjust ArrestsIn the year of 1955, colored women's arrests for refusing to give up bus seats. This became a popular and unfortunate trend.
  • Claudette Colvin

    Claudette Colvin
    At age 15, Colvin refuses to give up her seat. She was the first to challenge the bus segregation act in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Park's Sits Down to Stand Up

    Park's Sits Down to Stand Up
    Rosa Parks takes a seat reserved to only white passangers. She refuses to listen to the bus driver. In doing so, she is arrested for not makine room for the white people.
  • Segregation

    Segregation on the buses in Alabama ended.
  • The Supreme Court and Bus Laws

    The Supreme Court and Bus Laws
    Desegregations on BusesDuring the fall of 1956 Supreme Court claimed that the segregated bus laws in Montgomery, Alabama were unjust and unconstitutional.
  • Parks Moves to Detroit

    Parks Moves to Detroit
    In 1957, she left Alabama to live in Detroit. For more than 20 years, Parks worked for Congressman John Conyers.
  • John F. Kennedy becomes President.

    John F. Kennedy becomes President.
    As a democrat, John F. Kennedy becomes a new president.
  • The Freedom Now Suite

    The Freedom Now Suite
    The Freedom Now Suite was a response from the jazz artists of the Civil Rights Movement. Around August and September of 1960, Max Roach recorded this. It involved some great jazz performers. Their names were Abbey Lincoln, Coleman Hawkins, and a drummer from Nigeria, Olatunji.
  • David Thomas Connors (My Dad) is Born.

    My dad was born on the 1st of February. He shares his birthday with his mom.
  • Christina Lynn Dean (My Mom) is Born

    My mom was born on the 9th of March in 1966.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968 was a Baptist minister and social activist who had played a major role in the American civil rights movement from the 1950s until his assassination happened in 1968.
  • Campanella and the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Campanella and the Baseball Hall of Fame
    Roy Campanella gets inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.