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Civil Rights Timeline

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Approx. 1947

This was important because it showed the other sports teams that African Americans can play sports just as well as whites.

integration of the military

Approx. September 18, 1948

This was important because it forced people to be together in the military, and people we not segregated.

Brown vs. Board of Education


Brown vs. Board of Education was important because the court being determined that racial segregation in public schools deprived minority students of equal protection under the 14th amendment. It say's that "separate but equal" was not actually equal.

Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott


This was so important because it made the bus companies realize that the bus policy was not equal, and drew national attention to the problems of racial inequality.

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

Emmett Tills murder was important because it started the main part of the civil rights movement.

Intergration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

september 23, 1957

This was important because it was the first time they were actually letting African American's into a white school.

Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

1960 - 1966

Sit-In -- Greensboro, North Carolina

February 1, 1960

The sit-ins were important because they were peaceful protests, they were just sitting and we not being violent.

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961

The freedom rides were important because they achieved their goals to end segregation and to stop racial justice.

Children's March

May 2, 1963 - May 5, 1963

Civil Rights Act


The civil rights act was important because it ensured constitutional rights for African Americans and other minorities.

Voting rights act


this was important because African American's had the right to vote, and they could choose who they wanted to represent them.

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 25, 1965

This march was important because they were peacefully protesting for their equal rights.