Jordans civil Rights timeline

  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    The landmark legalization of segregation in America in 1896
  • Jackie Robinson

    a major breakthrough of the color line in sports occurred when Jackie Robinson, a 28-year-old African-American ballplayer and war veteran, was brought up from the minor leagues to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • Integration of armed forces

    This executive order abolished discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin in the Armed Forces, and led to the end of segregation.
  • Brown v. Bored of education

    case Where the justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional.
  • Death of Emmit Till

    Inhumane hatred of another race that Emmit Till a young man was beaten until he unrecognizable than shot. sad and unjustifiable
  • bus boycott

    civil rights protest where African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery Alabama to protest segregated seating.
  • Integration of little rock high

    nine teens came to be known as the little rock nine were to be the first African American students to enter Little Rock High School.
  • civil rights act

    Act to stop discrimination for voters for religion race or nationality.
  • Greensboro Sit-in

    African Americans sat in at white diners to protest discrimination
  • Freedom Riders 1961

    Freedom riders rode buses through the racist states
  • 24th Amendment

    The Twenty-fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax.
  • Alabama Integration

    President John F. Kennedy federalized National Guard troops and deployed them to the University of Alabama to force its desegregation.
  • MLK speech

    The Martin Luther King speech in Washington was the greatest and biggest turning point in history
  • Mississippi University Integration

    riots erupted on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford where locals, students, and committed segregationists had gathered to protest the enrollment of James Meredith.
  • Assassination of JFK

    John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas
  • Civil Rights Act President Johnson

    law in the United States that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin.
  • The Assassination of Malcolm X

    On February 21, 1965, while giving a speech in Harlem, the 39-year old Malcolm X was assassinated by rival Black Muslims.
  • MLK Jr Assassination

    King’s assassination led to an outpouring of anger among young African Americans, as well as a period of national mourning.
  • voting Rights Act

    expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin.