MLK Key Events

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In History
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    The decision ordered the desegregation of public schools and ruled that the de jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This ruling paved the way for integration and was a major victory of the civil rights movement.
  • Montgomery bus boycott begins

    Montgomery bus boycott begins
    Sparked by the arrest of Rosa Parks on 1 December 1955, the Montgomery bus boycott was a 13-month mass protest that ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.
  • Diwght D. Eisenhower is reelected

    Diwght D. Eisenhower is reelected
    Eisenhower is reelected into another term
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference is formed

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference is formed
    The SCLC was founded, this conference gave MLK a standing point for future movements in the Civil Rights protests
  • Little Rock crisis

    Little Rock crisis
    In a key event of the American Civil Rights Movement, nine black students enrolled at formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in September 1957.
  • Students stage sit-ins across the South

    Students stage sit-ins across the South
    After the Woolworth store sit-in many non violent demonstrators took part in sit-ins across the south
  • John F. Keneddy becomes elected president

    John F. Keneddy becomes elected president
    John F. Keneddy becomes the 35th President of the United States.
  • Martin Luther Kind, Jr "I have a dream speech

    Martin Luther Kind, Jr "I have a dream speech
    Kings most famous speech was delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president upon John F. Kennedy's assassination

    Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president upon John F. Kennedy's assassination
    Following the Assassanation of the President - Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn into office.
  • Freedom Summer

    Freedom Summer
    Volunteer's enrolled African Americans to vote.
  • Civil Rights Act is passed

    Civil Rights Act is passed
    a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public.
  • Malcom X is Assassinated

    Malcom X is Assassinated
    An African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist. was assasinated
  • Voting Rights Act is passed

    a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
  • Race Riots take place in Major U.S cities

    Race Riots take place in Major U.S cities
    Detroit Race Riot - July 23,1967
    Newark Race Riot - July 12,1967
  • MLK is Assassinated

    MLK is Assassinated
    At 6:01 p.m., while he was standing on the motel's second-floor balcony, King was struck by a single .30-06 bullet fired from a Remington Model 760.The bullet entered through King's right cheek, breaking his jaw and several vertebrae as it traveled down his spinal cord, severing his jugular vein and major arteries in the process before lodging in his shoulder. The force of the shot ripped off King's necktie.
  • Richard Nixon is Elected

    Richard Nixon is Elected
    The 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.