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Mr. Medina's 5th Grade Timeline at Central

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    Mr. Medina's 5th Grade Timeline at Central

  • Elizabeth Blackwell (Scientist of the Week)

    Elizabeth Blackwell (Scientist of the Week)
    Elizabeth Blackwell was the first wonam to be awarded a medical degree in the Unites States in 1849 from the Geneva Medical College at Geneva, New York. During the Civil War she trained women for the Union Army medical corp.
  • United States buys Alaska

    United States buys Alaska
    In 1867 the United States' Secretary of the State William Seward agrees to a deal for $7.2 million with Russia to buy the territory known to us as Alaska.
  • Famous Sitter Born

    Famous Sitter Born
    Rosa Louise McCauleys is born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Later to be Rosa Parks, she was the first child of James and Leona Edwards McCauley.
  • Civil Rights Leader was Born

    Civil Rights Leader was Born
    Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Wiliams. Originally born Micheal Luther King Jr. Dr. King never officially changed his name after being called Martin for several years.
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    Civil Rights

  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
    On May 14, 1954 the Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were not equal and overruled the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of separate but equal schools.
  • Rosa Parks Sits

    Rosa Parks Sits
    On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks rode a bus in Montgomery, Alabama and refused to give up her seat to a white male when the bus was filling up. Rosa Parks was arrested and here began the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Bad Christmas Present

    Bad Christmas Present
    Fred L. Shuttlesworth's home is bombed on Christmas Day in 1956 with 16 sticks of dynamite.
  • I Have a Dream

    I Have a Dream
    Marting Luther King gave his famous, "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. in front of over 250,000 people.
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas.
  • Civil RIghts Act

    Civil RIghts Act
    President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion, or national origin.
  • Dr. King Assassinated

    Dr. King Assassinated
    On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. He was slain outside the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennesse. Dr. King was only 39 years young.
  • MLK Holiday

    MLK Holiday
    President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday that marks the birhtday of Civil Rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.