The Civil Rights Movement

Timeline created by Alana B.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    This was the decision that the 14th amendment was not being violated. Important because they were bending the law.
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    African americans boycotted riding the bus until they could have a first come first serve seating on the bus. lasted until December 20th 1956.
  • Little Rock 9

    9 students African American students entered an all white school.
  • Filing in the Jails in Birmingham

    Birmingham was considered the most segregated city in the country. African Americans who marched in the city, started filling up jail cells.
  • The Rights on Civil Rights Law

    Martin Lurther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech which was not prepared for. It came from his heart when someone asked him what he dreamed for.
  • Sixhteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

    A bomb went off in Martin Lurther King's old headquaters (A chucrch) and killed four girls.
  • Civil Rights Act

    This act outlawed any segregation in public facilities and work areas.
  • A Shift in Goals

    King focused in bringing African Americans and Caucasians together for a Poor Peoples Campaign. Lasted until June 19th 1968.
  • Kings Assaination

    Martin Lurther King Jr. was shot to death by a white man named James Earl Ray
  • Black Power

    By the time King died many African Americans stop believing that change would come and focused on a new society with all blacks and felt superior to whites. Lasted until 1980.