The Civil Rights Movement 1950-1968

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Presidents

Truman

1950 - 1953

Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Johnson

1963 - 1968

Presidential Action

CGCC Set Up

1951

Civil Rights Act

1957

Federal Intervention at Little Rock

1957

Civil Rights Act

1960

Federal Intervention on the Freedom Rides

1961

Intervenes at the Battle of 'Ole Miss

1962

Civil Rights Bill

1963

Civil Rights Act

1964

Voting Rights Act

1965

Fair Housing Act

1968

Non-Violent Campaigns

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1956

Little Rock

1957

March on Washington

1957

Greensboro Sit-ins

1960

Freedom Rides

1961

Albany Movement

1961 - 1962

Freedom Movement in Mississippi

1961 - 1964

Battle of 'Ole Miss

1962

Birmingham

1963

March on Washington

1963

St. Augustine, Florida

1964

Mississippi Freedom Summer

1964

Selma, Alabama

1965

Chicago Campaign

1966

Meredith March

1966

Poor People's Campaign

1968

Supreme Court Rulings

Mclaurin V. Oklahoma

1950

Sweatt V. Painter

1950

Henderson V. U.S.

1950

Brown Ruling

1954

Brown II

1955

Browder V. Gayle

1956

Cooper V. Aaron

1958

Boyton V. Virginia

1960

Southern Opposition

White Citizens Councils Set Up

1954

KKK Re-established

1954

Murder of Emmett Till

1955

Autherine Lucy

1956

Southern Manifesto

1956

Massive Resistance Campaign

1956 - 1959

Freedom Riders Attacked (Birmingham esp.)

1961

Medgar Evers Murdered

1963

16th Street baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham

1963

Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman Murdered

1964

Murder of Violet Liuzzo

1965

MLK Assassinated

1968

Black Radicalism

Malcolm X released From Prison

1952

"Hate That Hate Produced" Released

1959

Muhammad Ali Joins NOI

1964

Malcolm X Leaves NOI

1964

Malcolm X Sets Up OAAU

1964

Harlem Riots

1964

Riots in Major Northern Cities

1964 - 1968

Malcolm X Assassinated

1965

Floyd McKissick Becomes CORE Leader

1965

Watts Riots

1965

Black Panthers Established

1966

SNCC Vote to Expel Whites

1966

Patrol the Pigs Campaign

1966

Chicago Riots

1966

Stokely Carmichael Leader of SNCC

1966 - 1967

Rap Brown Leader of SNCC

1967 - 1968

Whites Excluded From CORE

1968

Mexico City Olympics

1968

Battle of 28th Street in Oakland

1968

SNCC Merges With Black Panthers

1968 - 1969

Riots Following MLK's Assassination

1968