Lade-Civil Rights Movement

  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    A man named Homer Plessy, who is 7/8 white and 1/8 black, got on he train one day. He was told to go to the black car instead of the white car because his ancesters were black. Once he refused to go to the black car of the train, he was arrested.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    The NAACP as established mainly due to practice of lynching. The main focus after it was established was to get everyone the rights included in the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment. Another on of the NAACP's min objective was to help eliminate social discrimination of all minority groups living in the United States.
  • Fannie Lou Hamer

    Fannie Lou Hamer
    In 1962, after attending a SNCC voter registration meeting, Fannie decided to try and register to vote. Once she got home, she was told to go and remove her name from the registering book. She was told that if she refused, she would have to move. She did refuse to and she then moved.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Malcolm X was an African American Muslim minister and human righs activist. To his admirers, he was known as an advocate for all rights of the black people and talked about the crimes committed against blacks in harsh terms toward Amrica. To his enemies, he was seen as a preacher of racism, black supremacy, and violence.
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    Evers was the first field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi. He then continued to establish chapters around the areaof Delta and started organizing boycotts. Then, Evers and his wife moved to Jackson, Mississippi where they set up a NAACP office, and then started to look for and prevent violent crimes commited against blacks.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was a national icon during the Afican American Civil Rights Movement. He was known for using his ability f using non violent disobedience to help advancement in the civil rights. But what people really remember about Martin Luther King Jr. is his "I Have A Dream" that was delivered in 1963 talking about his dream for a better tomorrow.
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    James meredith was the first African American to attend college. James Meredith was admitted into the University of Mississipi. Since the governer of Mississippi didn't agree with have African Americans in his schools, he went to try and block him from going into the school. Once Barnett, the Mississippi governer, consulted with US Attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Barnett agreed to let Meredith attend UM as their first African American student.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    Thurgood Marshall helped little girl known as Linda Brown always had to go to the African American school that was at least 20 blocks from her house. Since the school for white kids was only 4 blocks away, Linda's dad accused the board saying that his daughter should be able to go to the white school. In an astonishing unanimous vote, Linda Brown was able to go to the white school, thanks to the magnificent effort of Thurgood Marshall.
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Rosa Parks sat it the most front row of the colored section on a bus. A white male got on & there wasn't room in the white section. The bus driver went to where Rosa Parks was sitting and told her to get up and move to the back. Parks refused to do so and the bus driver warned her that he would call the police. Once she refused again, the driver called the police and they arrested Rosa Parks. Since this started, it lasted till December 20, 1956, all colored people had refused to ride the bus.
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
    Established by Martin Luther King Jr., he invited about 60 ministers to Atlanta. This organization was made to help desegregate the bus sysytems in the South without using violence. At the next meeting on the 14 of February in 1957, everyone agreed to try and help desegregate everything.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    Nine African American students set off to go to Little Rock High School, even though the governer said that they were not allowed to. The governer sent in the state militia to stop and make sure they didn't make it into the school. But, Eisenhower also sent in the 101st Airbourne Division to make sure the nine students made it to the school safe.
  • Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

    Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
    SNCC was created at Shaw University due to the amount of sit-ins because of a group of African Americans refused to leave a lunch center. It was created to help coordinate and organize the sit-ins. Over that decade, the civil rights activist moved beyond the sit-ins at lunch counters and started trying to change political climate.
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    Freedom Riders were civil rights activists that rode the interstate bus. The first freedom ride was from Washington D.C. to New Orleans, which would last from May 4, 1961, to May 17, 1961. Freedom riders were trying to discontinue the late that stated that segregated buses were unconstitutuinal.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    An estimated queater of million people, both white and black, showed up for the March on Washington. The March on Washington consisted of marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. Since the March never got so violent that there was a need for police, the heavy amount of police was not a necessary call.
  • Freedom Summer

    Freedom Summer
    The campaign was set up by the Council of Federated Organizations, also know as COFO. This was a campaign that was lanched to try and get every African American registered to vote in Mississippi. During this, it had set up many Freedom Schools and Freedom Houses, which helped many African Americans still in need.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    This act gave everyone the power the vote, no matter the color, race, ethnicity, religion, or gender. This act was enacted by the 88th United States Congress. This act also helped guarantee everyone equal protection under the fourteenth and fifteenth amendment.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    This act helped enforce what is said in the fifteenth amendment. This helped outlaw discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for racial disriminations against black people. The act also intended on helping voters help pass their literacy tests that were required to register to vote.
  • Black Panthers

    Black Panthers
    The Black Panthers was a political party. But even though they preached for a revolutionary war, they still considered themselves an African American party. This party wanted foor things, which included equality in civil rights, in education, in employent, and in housing.
  • Assaination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Assaination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was assainated by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. was standing outside on the second floor balcony of the hotel he was staying at, and out of no where, he was shot in the cheek. Martin Luther King Jr. was then taken to St. Joseph Hospital were King was pronounced dead at precisely at 7:05 PM. Even afterhis assaination, people lived to carry ut the legacy of Dr. King Jr.