Kennedy amd Johnson

  • The Murder of Emmitt Till

    The Murder of Emmitt Till
    Emmitt Till was a 14 year old boy, who went from Chicago to Mississippi with his cousin, Curtis Jones, to stay with his uncle, Mose Right. While at a market, Emmitt was accused of "flirting" with a white woman. At 2:00 am, Roy Bryant and Jay W. Millum, came to get Emmitt; they beat Emmitt to death and tortured him in a form of leaching, throwing him in the river. His death was published in a magazine, which raised awareness about how badly blacks were treated in the South, & made ppl want change
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    Montgomery bus Boycott

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    The Little Rock Crisis

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    Kennedy's Presidency

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    The New Frontier

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    Nashville Sit-ins

  • Kennedy-Nixon Debate

  • 1960 Election

  • Peace Corps Proposed

  • Allience for Progress Proposed

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    Warren Court Rules on Rights of the Accused

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
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    Berlin Crisis

  • The Albany Movement

    The Albany Movement
  • The "Other America" Published

  • John Glenn Orbits the Earth

  • Baker vs. Carr

  • Engel vs. Vitale

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    Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Birmingham Confrontation

    Birmingham Confrontation
    14.King brought protests together in response to the bombing of black’s homes. King was arrested& in jail he wrote his famous “Letter from Birmingham”. Children joined the protests and were sent to jail on buses. 1,000 young ppl met at the 16th Street Baptist church to begin a march to free the arrested children. “Bull” Conner, Chief of Pol., ordered to spray the marching children with fire-hoses, and release dogs upon them. This astonished American citizens and influenced JFK's C.R.Bill= no seg
  • Equal Pay Act passed

  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    14.More than 2,000 people showed up in Washington D.C. to march in support of getting Kennedy’s Civil Rights bill passed. It was like a festive celebration, and John Lewis gave a speech. Martin L. King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, capturing America. This event united blacks and whites and brought about positive national support for the civil rights movement. After Kennedy’s death the Civil Rights Bill was passed in 1964…= SUCCESS!
  • 16th Street Church Bombing

    16th Street Church Bombing
  • Kennedy Assassination

  • Lyndon Johnson Sworn In

  • Warren Commission Formed

  • Economic Opportunity Act Passed

  • Great Society Proposed

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The Civil Rights act of 1964 was passed by Lyndon B. Johnson, after JFK’s assassination. The Civil Rights Act had many Titles, most of them including laws like: prohibiting all discrimination against race, guarantees equal treatment of blacks in public facilities, and established programs to make sure Negros are being treated equally in federal programs. The Civil Rights Act was a big step forward for the Civil Rights activists.
  • 1964 Election- LBJ won

  • Medicare and Medicaid Passed

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    Watts Roits

  • Black Panthers formed

    Black Panthers formed
    The Black Panthers were founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. It was established because many blacks wanted to fight back and wanted “Black Power”, and didn’t agree with King’s non-violence approach. I was intended to be a political party, & they wanted segregation; to be completely away from the white man. They created a 10-point program & stated "Black is beautiful". This impacted the civil rights movement negatively, because it caused many whites to lose support of the movement.
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    14.Martin L. King, Jr. was in Tennessee in support for black working conditions. He walked out onto his balcony of his motel room, and was shot dead by James Earl Ray. The death of Dr. King symbolized to ending of the civil rights movement. After his death, many riots broke out, but his death also signified the next step in our nation. King was able to help blacks fight for freedom, and they got it through years of tolerance and non-violence tactics.