US History

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    Civil rights timeline

  • Rosa parks

    Rosa parks
    Rosa parks was seated on a bus in Alabama when she was asked to move to the back of the bus because of her skin color she refused to move and was arrested. As word of her arrest ignited outrage and support, Rosa Parks unwittingly became the “mother of the modern day civil rights movement.” she caused the MIA to stage a boycott of the Montgomery bus system. The Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted 381 days. On November 14, 1956, the Supreme Court ruled segregated seating was unconstitutional.
  • Mississippi Riot

    Mississippi Riot
    Mississippi Riot, the state of Mississippi rallied against a federal court's decision to allow one black man to attend an all-white school. James H. Meredith was a crucial figure in the American Civil rights movement. By having a federal court approve his case to attend an all-white school in Mississippi, riots broke out and in turn paved the way for equality in the US.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    There were more than 200,000 people of all races gathered together in Washington, D. C. for the peaceful march with the main purpose of forcing civil rights legislation and establishing job equality for everyone. The most memorable event of the march was King’s speech in which he continually stated, “I have a dream" which became a slogan for equality and freedom.
  • Civil rights leaders assassinated

    Civil rights leaders assassinated
    The civil rights movement had tragic consequences, two of the leaders of the movement in the late 1960s. former Nation of Islam leader and Organization of Afro-American Unity founder Malcolm X was assassinated at a rally. On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on his hotel room’s balcony. looting and riots followed.
  • Selma

    The demonstration march from Selma to Montgomery was nicknamed "Bloody Sunday" due to the brutality and violence troops used against the peaceful demonstrators. Selma, Alabama - Over 600 people partook in the March from Selma, Alabama.
  • Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

    Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
    The Supreme Court in the case of Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education provides busing as a legitimate means for achieving integration of public schools. Although largely unwelcome and sometimes violently opposed in local school districts, court-ordered busing plans in cities such as Charlotte, Boston, and Denver continue until the late 1990s.
  • Rodney King

    Rodney King
    Rodney Glen King was an American activist. On March 3, 1991, King was beaten by LAPD officers after a high-speed chase during his arrest for drunk driving and driving while intoxicated. An uninvolved individual George Holliday filmed the incident from his nearby balcony and sent the footage to the local news station. The footage showed an unarmed King on the ground being beaten after initially evading arrest. The incident was covered by news media around the world and caused a public furor.
  • Civil Rights Act of 2008

    Civil Rights Act of 2008
    Senator Edward Kennedy introduces the Civil Rights Act of 2008. Some of the proposed provisions include ensuring that federal funds are not used to subsidize discrimination, holding employers accountable for age discrimination, and improving accountability for other violations of civil rights and workers' rights.
  • Unite the Right rally

    Unite the Right rally
    The Unite the Right rally was a white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. Far right groups participated, including neo-Confederates, neo-fascists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and various right-wing militias. During the riots, Alex Feilds jr drove through a crowd of counter-protesters killing 1 and injuring 19.
  • George Floyd Protests

    George Floyd Protests
    The George Floyd Protests were triggered after Derek Shovin a police officer in Minneapolis used his knee on an unarmed citizen causing outrage across the country. Protests broke out across the country by the group known as BLM as protesters were fighting for justice for all the unarmed black citizens across the country who became victims of police brutality.