Civil rights movements

Presidency

Truman Presidency (1945-1953)

April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953

Eisenhower Presidency (1953-1961)

January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961

Kennedy Presidency (1961-1963)

January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963

LBJ Presidency (1963-1969)

November 22, 1963 - January 20, 1969

Events

Trumans address to the NAACP(1947)

1947

Truman's Special Message to Congress on Civil Rights(1948)

1948

Executive Order #10479 (1953)

1953

(murder of) Emmett Till (1954)

1954

Hernandez v. Texas (1954)

1954

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954)

1954

Executive Order #10590 (1955)

1955

Rosa Parks’ action (1955)

1955

Montgomery Bus Boycott (1956)

1956

Federal Troops sent to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas (1957)

1957

Christian Southern Leadership Conference(formed) (1957)

1957

Civil Rights Act (1960)

1960

Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee formed (1960)

1960

Sit-ins (began at Woolworths) (1960)

1960

Freedom Rides (1961)

1961

James Meredith entered University of Mississippi (1962)

1962

Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963)

1963

March on Washington/ MLK’s I Have a Dream Speech (1963)

1963

Bombing of Alabama’s 16th St. Baptist Church (1963)

1963

Civil Rights Bill (1963)

1963

War on Poverty (1964)

1964

Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States (1964)

1964

Civil Rights Act (1964)

1964

(OAAU) Organization of Afro-American Unit (1964)

1964

Race riots occurred in many northern cities (1964)

1964

Voting Rights Act (1965)

1965

Executive Order #11246 (1965)

1965

Mississippi Freedom Summer (1965)

1965

Loving v. Virginia (1967)

1967