• Birth of the KKK

    Birth of the KKK
    The kkk had three klans, the first started in 1865 but died out a few years later. The second 1915-1944, and the third 1946 to current. The klan peaked in the 1920's, Many people were part of the klan after word war two opposing civil rights. The kkk is still going today and strongly opposes and civil rights movements.
  • Freedom Ride

    Freedom Ride
    The freedom riders were civil rights activests that rode interstae busses in to segreated southern state. the freedom rideers challenged local laws that enforced segragation. They called national attention for the federal law and the local violence used to enforce segregation in the southern United States. police arrested riders for trespassing, unlawful assembly and violating local laws. after some time many local laws were changed.
  • 24th ammendment

    24th ammendment
    Ammendment prohibits congres and the states from conditioning right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax. this ammendment made poll tax unconstational but some states didnt care they didnt want blacks to vote. the 24th gave most blacks the right to vote
  • Martin Luther King Jr. (March on Washington)

    Martin Luther King Jr, who was one of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement, helped lead a protest at the Capitol building. Over 2,000 attendees were there, and heard his speech, "I Have a Dream".
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Protestors meet a blockade of police, who tell them to disband and disperse. The group of marchers attempt to talk to the police, but are then brutalized and attacked. Bloody Sunday led to 17 marchers being hospitalized.
  • watts race riots

    watts race riots
    the riot was a civil desturbance that lasted 5 days and resulted in 34 deaths. a black man was beat up by the california highway patrol. this caused a huge out rage in the black community. 35000 adults were in the riot that pretty much solved nothing.
  • Barack Obama Elected

    Barack Hussein Obama was elected as the 44th president of the United States. He is the first African American citizen to be elected president.