Journey to Civil Rights

  • Arrest of Rosa Parks

    In Montgomery, Alabama, leader Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. She was arrested for the nonviolent defiance and it resulted in a rallying point for organizing the black community. Later created the "Bus Boycott".
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    In Montgomery, Alabama, after Rosa Parks was arrested earlier that day, Martin Luther King Jr. lead a bus boycott. African Americans participated. It was a nonviolent protest and resulted in desegregated buses.
  • Little Rock Nine

    On September 4, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas, a group of 9 African American students enter an all white school to enforce the Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. Board of Education. Governor Orval Faubus and many other whites did everything in their power to prevent Elizabeth Eckford and the 8 other black students from being able to attend the school. It was brought to everyone's attention that not allowing them to attend was considered unconstitutional and soon, more blacks were able to attend
  • Greensboro Sit-in

    On February 1, 1960 in Greensboro, NC, the Greensboro Four walked in and sat at a popular white-only lunch counter. Being that at that time blacks weren't allowed to sit at those particular tables, it was considered civil disobedience. Many people were arrested and the result was that blacks and whites could later eat at the same lunch counter.
  • Busing in Charlottle

    On April 20, 1971 in Charlotte, NC, the Supreme Court deals with the Swann vs. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education case which is about public busing of students in that district. Later, it results in desegregated busing in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school busing system.