Civil Rights

  • Brown vs Board of education

    Brown vs Board of education
    It was a Supreme Court case to tend segregation. 9-0 decision or unamious, for equal protection under the 14th Amendment. After the decision vidence and riots broke out, with some schools closing.
  • Emmet till

    Emmet till
    A 14 year old boy from Chicago, visiting family in Mississippi. Accused of whistling at a white women. Roy Bryant and JW Milan kidnap, beat, shot, killed and then threw emmets body in the river. Maimetill, Emmets mother had an open casket funeral. Both men stood trial, and found not guilty.
  • Rosa Parks and Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks and Bus Boycott
    Rosa parks refused to move seats and she is arrested on December 1, 1955.
    -Rosa parks refused to give her seat to a white man.
    - African Americans refused to ride city busses in Montgomery, Alabama to protest segregated seating.
  • SCLC

    Testing Brown vs Board of education desicion. 9 students were vetted to undergo this test. Airborn 101 escorted.
  • Little Rock 9

    Little Rock 9
    -testing brown vs board of education decision.
    - 9 students were vetted to under go this test .
    - airborn 101 escorted students to class
    - following year all public schools closed (1958)
    - aug 29, 1959- schools re opened.
  • Greensboro 4

    Greensboro 4
    Greensboro, North Carolina there was 4 college students sat down at a lunch counter at Wood worths to be served. They were refused service, continued to “sit in” and others joined, the prolog served to other towns forced change.
  • Nonviolent coordinating committee and freedom summer

    Nonviolent coordinating committee and freedom summer
    Youth group of students remained fiercely independent of MLK and SCLC, generating their own projects and strategies. The two organizations worked side by side throughout the early years of the civil rights movement. This group was the second half of the freedom riders and were a part of the March to Selma.
  • Freedom riders

    Freedom riders
    It was a 2 week bus trip to the Deep South to deliberately violate. J.C.L it was organized by CORE. The buses were burned and riders beaten by the KKK. Nov 1, 1961 white and colored signs are removed from bus stations, train stations and lunch counters.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The March on Washington was to advocate for the civil and economic rights of Africans Americans. 250,000 people were in attendance at the Lincoln Memorial. MLK was the last to speak and gave his “I have a dream speech” 70-80% of marchers were black. It helped to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The act cannot be refused for service. It forbids employers and labor unions to discriminate against any person on ground of race, color, religion, sex, physical disability or age in job related matters. Prohibits discrimination against race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or physical disability.
  • March on Selma/Bloody Sunday

    March on Selma/Bloody Sunday
    600 students March from Selma to Montgomery. Alabama to get the right to vote. They walked 54 miles and were stopped at the bridge. Seen on national television. LBJ order the passage of 1965 voting rights law, 2nd March took place March 21-24 with 25,000 marches including MLK.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    One of the most comprehensive pieces of legislation in U.S History. Blacks were registering to vote and being elected to public office.
  • Martín Luther assassinated and end of civil rights

    Martín Luther assassinated and end of civil rights
    His assassination led to anger among Black Americans. As well a period of national mourning that helped the way for an equal housing bill that would be the last significant legislative achievement of the civil rights.