The Civil Rights Movement

  • The 14th Amendment is Passed

    The 14th Amendment was created to protect all citizens of the United States from the government infringing on the rights to pursue "Life, Liberty, and the Persuit of Happiness."
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    This case planted the doctrine of "seperate but equal" laws. This idea allows segregation as long as the facilities were of equal quality.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    The Supreme Court bans segregation in all public schools in the United States.
  • The Murder of Emmett Till

    The Murder of Emmett Till
    Emmett Till was kidnapped, brutally beaten, shot, and thrown in the Tallahatchie River. He was caught whisteling at a white woman
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man and is arrested for it. Soon after bus boycotts take place by the Black Community.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    On Monday, September 23, 1957, the nine students set off for the high school. They knew there would be violence so they went in the rear entrance. White mobs were there to protest because they didn’t want any Blacks in their school and the reporters were there in support of the Blacks. White mobs that were waiting for the nine students beat up black reporters because they didn’t want them near their school. When the mob heard the nine students had entered the school they went crazy. The black st
  • First Sit-in in North Carolina

    First Sit-in in North Carolina
    Four black students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College stage a sit-in at a lunch counter where they are refused service.
  • Letter From Birmingham

    Letter From Birmingham
    Dr. King wrote this letter in response to a statement made by eight white clergy members. One famous quote from this letter is
    "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
  • Eugene "Bull" Conner

    Eugene "Bull" Conner
    During protests in Alabama, Commissioner of Public Safety, Eugene "Bull" Conner used police dogs and fire hoses on black protestors.
  • I Have a Dream

    I Have a Dream
    20,000 people gather at the Lincoln Memorial to hear the Famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • From Selma to Montgomery

    From Selma to Montgomery
    Martin Luther King Jr. leads a 54 mile march to support black voter registration
  • The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

    The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr
    Martin Luther KingJr. is killed by James Earl Ray. Riots broke out in 125 citites in response to the assassination.
  • Signature

    President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968.