• Brown vs board of education

    Brown vs board of education
    It was a.Supreme Court case to end segregation. 9-0 decision or unanimous, for equal protection underthe14th amendment. After the decision, violence and riots broke out, with some schools closing
  • Murder of emit till

    Murder of emit till
    14 year old from from Chicago, visiting family in Mississippi. Accused of whistling at white women Roy Bryant and Jew Milan kidnapped, beat,shot,killed and than threw emmets body in the river. Maine till, emmets mother had an open casket funneral. Both men stood trial , and found not guilty
  • Rosa parks

    Rosa parks
    rosa parks of Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa refused to move, she was arrested. on December 5, a boycott of buses will last 381 days. non violent protest to start more civil rights movement.
  • Southern Christian leadership conference

    Southern Christian leadership conference
    Started after the bus boycott to organize protest. Martin Luther king was elected president. Organized protest around the south to coordinate events.such Greensboro sit ins , March on Washington and Selma. After mlk’s assassination it declined, still exists today
  • Little Rock nine / Arkansas

    Little Rock nine / Arkansas
    Testing brown v board of education decision. 9 students were vetted to under go this est. airborn 101 escorted students to class. Following years all public schools closed (1958)
  • Greensboro

    4 college students sat down at a lunch counter at wood worths yo be served. They were refused service. Continued to “sit in” and others joined, the protest spread to other towns forced change
  • Student non violent coordinating committee and freedom summer

    Student non violent coordinating committee and freedom summer
    Youth group of students remained fiercely independent of MLK and SOLC, generating their own projects and stategis. 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
    2 week bus trip to Deep South, to deliberately violate Jim Crow laws. 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
    jobs and freedom was to advocate for the civil and economic rights of African 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 pass the civil rights act of 1964
  • civil rights act of 1964

    civil rights act of 1964
    forbids employers and labor unions to discriminate against any person and grounds of race, color, religion, sex, physical disability or age in job related matters. prohibits discrimination against race, color,religions, national origin etc.
  • march on selma/ bloody sunday

    march on selma/ bloody sunday
    600 student march from selma to mongomerry, Alabama to get the right to vote. they walked 54 miles and were stopped at the bridge. seenon national television. LBJ ordered the passage of 1965 voting rights law. 2nd march took place Marc 21-24 days with 25,000 marchers including MLK
  • Voting rights act of 1965

    Voting rights act of 1965
    One of the most comprehensive pieces of kevistration in U.S history blacks were registering to vote and being elected to the public office