Political Leaders and Organizations

  • Rosa Parks was born

    Rosa Parks was born
    Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat, on a city bus, to a white male. In 1999, she won the Congressional Gold Medal. She passed away on October 24, 2005.
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    Rosa Parks Life

  • Medgar Wiley evens

    Medgar Wiley evens
    Medgar Evers was born in July 2, 1925 and died June 12, 1963. He was and African American civil-rights supporter. His murder gained national attention and was one of the starting factors of the civil rights movement.
  • Martin luther king was born

    Martin luther king was born
    On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born. He was influenced by Mohandas Gandhi because he advocated civil disobedience and non-violence. He received a doctorate degree in theology in 1955.
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    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Jesse Jackson

    Jesse Jackson
  • Congress of Racial Equality

    Congress of Racial Equality
    This organization was founded in 1942. It was created to improve the relationships between whites and blacks, to get rid of discriminating laws and rules against African Americans. They take action with demonstrations, and effective acts to achieve an end.
  • Bown vs. boad of education

    Bown vs. boad of education
    On May 17, 1954 the US Supreme court ruled that the segregation in public schools violated the fourteenth amendment of the constitution. Their decision declared that it was unequal to separate blacks and whites in different school facilities.
  • Roy wilkins

    Roy wilkins
    A Black American civil-rights leader who served as the executive director in 1955-1977 of the NAACP, he was often referred to as the senior statesman of the U.S. civil rights movement. He was appointed to the NAACP’s highest administrative post during the early stage of the civil rights Movement
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    This first started in 1961. A series of protests were made by buses and the mix of black and whites on them. They drove through the south what they encountered there was not limited to them watching but also to they being beaten.
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    On June 11, 1963, a momentous event occurred at the University of Alabama. Two African Americans were ok to go to the University of Alabama. Governor George Wallace promised to “stand in the schoolhouse door” to keep them out, but at the last moment he stepped aside as the two young African Americans, protected by federal guardsmen, entered.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Malcolm was the opposite of Martin Luther King Jr. because he believed in using violence to gain civil rights. He became an important leader in the nation of Islam.
  • Martin luther king Jr. Day

    Martin luther king Jr. Day
    Matin luther King Jr. This day honors the achievements that martin Luther king achieved in his life. It is on the 3rd Monday in January. The most influential of African American civil rights leaders during the 1960s.
  • Rosa Paks

    Rosa Paks
    On December 1, 1995 Rosa parks was sent to the back of the bus. She refuse to give her seat up and that’s when she was sent to the back of the bus. This was when MLK knew something needed to change
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    "Jesse Jackson." History.com. A+E Networks, 2009. Web. 14 April 2014.
    Jackson, Jesse. IMAGE. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 14 Apr. 2014
    "John F. Kennedy." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.
    Kennedy, John F.. Photograph. Encyc
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    Freedom Rides: Freedom Riders preparing to board a bus in Montgomery, Ala., May 24, 1961.
    Photograph. Encyclopeadia Britannica. Web. 13 Apr. 2014.
    "Martin Luther King, Jr., Day." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 13 Apr. 2014.
    Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.
    Wilkins, Roy. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica.
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    “Brown v. Board of Education.” Britannica School. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web.
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    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Photograph. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 13 Apr. 2014.
    "Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)." Britannica School. Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 2014.
    Congress of Racial Equality march . Photograph. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 13 Apr. 2014