Emmet Till a 13 year old boy was horribly Murdered during a trip to Money, MS, for speaking to a white woman.
This event is important to African Americans, becasue it added fuel to the would be Civil Rights movement.
African Americans in America
Little Rock Nine
Nine black students in Little Rock, Arkansas were the first black kids to attend the all white school, and in 1957 the school was desegregated for all races.
This event is important becasue it showed progress in the race for civil rights.
Mack Charles Parker
After being acused of raping a white woman, Mark Parker was taken from his jail cell- beaten, shot and lynched.
This is important to African Americans because
A group of Civil rights activist rode buses in Alabama through dangerous areas, and faced angry mobs throughout the way.
This is important to blacks because it helped end segregation and racial injustice.
William Lewis Moore
After attempting to hold a one man march for Civil rights William Moore was murdered in Miss.
This is important because, it shows that a white person can care about civil rights too.
On this day, a group of protesting children were attacked with firehoses and dogs in Birmingham, Alabama.
This is important to African Americans because it showed racism stopped at no age, young or old you were hated.
Medgar Evers Killed
Medgar Evers a civil rights activist, was shot on his driveway with rifle shot to the back.
This is important because his death sparked many Civil rights protests.
4 young school girls die in a church bombing, in Birmingham,Alabama.
This was important because, this attack "stirred the conscience of a nation." Changed the views of some racist hacks.
3 Civil rights activists were abducted and murdered by the KKK in Philadelphia Miss.
This is important to African Americans because it showed that the KKK, Went after anyone that wanted Civil rights.
Jimmie Lee Jackson
Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights marcher, killed by officer in Alabama.
Assassination of MLK
On this day, Martin Luther King, famous civil rights leader was murdered in Memphis, Tenn
This event is important to blacks, and America as a whole, becasue people all over the country, people rioted, and protested. America was sort of changed.