The Butler Movie Project

Civil rights Movement

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

13th Amendement

December 6, 1865

Abolishes Slavery

14th amendment

July 9, 1868

Grants due process and equal protection under the law to African Americans

Truman signs executive order 9981

July 26,1948

Brown V. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Unanimous agreement that segregation in schools was unconstitutional

Emmett Till

August, 1955

Emmett Till was kidnapped and brutally beaten,shot and dumped in the Tallahatchie river.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December, 1955 - December 21, 1956

Started with the arrest of Rosa Parks, lasted until the buses are desegregated

Rosa Parks

December 1, 1955

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger

Little Rock Nine

September 1957

The integration of black students blocked by orders of the governor of Arkansas. President Eisenhower orders a group of federal troops and the national guard to help assist with the integration.

Presidents

Abraham Lincoln

March 4, 1861 - April 15, 1865

Harry Truman

April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower

January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961

John F. Kennedy

January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963

Assassinated

Lyndon B. Johnson

November 22, 1963 - January 20, 1969

Richard Nixon

January 20, 1969 - August 9, 1974

Gerald Ford

August 9, 1974 - January 20, 1977

Jimmy Carter

January 20, 1977 - January 20, 1981

Ronald Reagan

January 20, 1981 - January 20, 1989