Timeline- Week3

  • Dred Scott Descision

    Dred Scott Descision
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott decision to deny citizenship and constitutional rights to all black people,
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln freed slaves in the Confederacy
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    14th Amendment granted due process and equal protection under the law to African Americans.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    15th Amendment granted blacks the right to vote, including former slaves.
  • Civil Rights

    Civil Rights
    Congress passed a third Civil Rights Act in response to many white business owners and merchants who refused to make their facilities and establishments equally available to black people. The Civil Rights Act of 1875 prohibited cases of racial discrimination and guaranteed equal access to public accommodations regardless of race or color.
  • Plessy vs Feguson

    Plessy vs Feguson
    The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson 1890 Louisiana racially segregated but equal railroad cars.

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded by a multiracial group of activists in New York, N.Y.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    The U.S. Supreme Court's ruled in the case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas that public school segregation was unconstitutional.
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till
    While visiting family in Mississippi, fourteen year old Emmett Till was kidnapped,beaten, shot and dumped in the Tallahatchie River for whistling at a white woman. Two white men were arrested for the murder and acquitted by an all white jury.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat at the front of the "colored section" of a bus in Montgomery to a white passenger Because of her arrest the Montgomery black community launched a bus boycott that lasted over a year
  • Little Rock

    Little Rock
    At Central High School in Little ,Rock Nine black students, who became known as the "Little Rock Nine," were blocked from entering the school of . federal troops and the National Guard were called on because of the students

    More than 250,000 people join in the March on Washington. Congregating at the Lincoln Memorial, participants listened as Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • Civil Rights Act 1964

    President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Malcolm X - Assassinated

    Malcolm X - Assassinated
    A Black Muslim Minister, revolutionary black freedom fighter, civil rights activist and for a time the national spokesperson for the Nation of Islam was assassinated
  • Voting Acts 1965

    Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, making it easier for Southern blacks to register to vote.
  • MLK Assassinated

    MLK Assassinated
    Martin Luther King Jr. at age 39, was shot as he was standing on the balcony outside his hotel room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. James Earl Ray was convicted of the crime.