Civil Rights Timeline

By Gia Minisolo


Jackie Robinson

April 15 1947

Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play on a major league baseball. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Intergrating of the Military

July 26 1948

President Truman ordered the integration of all units of armed forces. African Americans and whites fought together, side by side in the Korean War

Brown v. Board of Education

May 17 1954

Oliver Brown sued board of education because his daughter Linda had to cross dangerous railroads to get to her school which did not give her a good education, when there was a school for whites right near her home.

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28 1955

At the age of 14 Emmett Till was beaten and then shot in the head after he flirted with a white women.

Rosa Parks/The Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1 1955

Rosa Parks went on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama she sat in the front, she was asked to move but refused

Intergration of Central school,Little rock, Arkansas

September 4 1957

Nine black students would go to Central School but Faubus the governor of Arkansas called the national guard to keep them out

Sit In - Greensboro, North Carolina

February 1 1960

Four African American students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University sat down at a lunch counter for whites only.

Creation of student non violent coordinating committee

April 1960

The SNCC was a important organization which was against violence

Freedom Riders

May 4 1961

Freedom riders were political protests against segregation by blacks and whites who rode buses through the South

Children's March

May 2 1963

One hundred school students from Alabama marched to talk to their mayor about the city's segregation

Civil Rights Act

July 2 1964

This act was a way for discrimination to be prohibited in public places.

Jimmy Lee Jackson killed

February 26 1965

Jackson was a civil rights protester who was shot and killed by James Bonard Fowler an Alabama state trooper.

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 7 1965

The march from Selma to Montgomery which is also known as Bloody Sunday, the march was an attempt to demand the right to vote for African Americans

Voting Rights Act

August 6 1965

The Voting rights act prohibited discrimination when it came to voting