By Elmer2
  • Brown v board of education

    Brown v board of education
  • Emmet till

    Emmet till
    14 year old is killed by two white man for supposedly harassing a white woman.
  • Rosa parks

    Rosa parks
    Rosa parks refused to give up her seat to white person. Dec 5, a boycott of buses will last 38 days. Nonviolent protest to start more civil rights movement.
  • SCLC

    Started after the bus boycott.Martin Luther king jr was elected president. After MLK’s assassination it declined
  • Little Rock 9

    Little Rock 9
    Testing brown v board of education decision. 9 students were vetted to undergo this test. Airborn 101 escorted students to class. Following year all public schools closed.
  • Greensboro 4

    Greensboro 4
    Four African American people sat down where they weren’t allowed to sit. They did it to stand against segregation. they were Freshman in college and they had hardly slept they day before because they knew it would make white people angry.
  • Student nonviolent coordinating committee

    Student nonviolent coordinating committee
    Youth group of students remained fiercely independent 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
    2 weeks bus trip to the Deep South to deliberately violate Jim Crow laws. It was organized by CORG.the buses were burned and riders beaten by the KKK. Nov 1 1961 white anc colored signs are removed from bus stations, train stations and lunch counters.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    March on Washington for 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 to pass the civil rights act of 1964.
  • Civil rights act of 1964

    Civil rights act of 1964
    Can not be refused service. Forbids employers and labor unions to discriminate against any person on grounds of rare,color,religion,sex, physical disability orage 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 marchers including MLK.
  • Voting rights of 1965

    Voting rights 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