Civil Rights Events

Civil Rights Events

NAACP was Founded

1909

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

19th Amendment Passes

1920

Women earn the right to vote

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

1954

Legal racial segregation ends in public schools

Montgomery Bus Boycotts

1955

Rosa Parks refuses to get up from her seat and go to the back of the bus and a city-wide boycott of the bus system starts

Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I Have a Dream"

1963

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech

Selma to Montgomery March of 1965

1965

Five day march from Selma to Montgomery was led by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Voting Rights Act of 1965

1965

This act doesn't allow restricting or stopping anyone from voting

Martin Luther King, Jr. Dies

1968

Martin Luther King, Jr. gets assassinated in Memphis