Civil Rights Timeline


Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

Approx. April 15,1947

Made way for changes in places with segregation and discrimination

Integration of the Military

July 26, 1948

As segregation decreased in the military, tensions decreased because blacks and whites.

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Made way for several other court case wins for blacks against the segregation of schools, while also getting rid of the false “separate but equal” clause when applied to education.

integration of central high school little rock arkansas

Sept 24 1954

Showed the Supreme Court and Government’s support in desegregating the schools.

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

Showed the extreme discrimination against blacks and angered many people.

Rosa Parks/ Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - November 13, 1956

Encouraged people to take non-violent action to support the civil rights movement.

Sit In - Greensboro, North Carolina

feb 1 1960 - july 25,1960

it further encouraged people to take non-violent action and create strategies to support the civil rights movement.

creation of student nonviolent coordinating committee (sncc)

april 15, 1960

Made many people participate in sit ins across the country.

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961 - Sept 1961

Led to other political protests against segregation and Jim Crow Laws.

Childrens march

May 2 1963 - may 5 1963

caused people to think about whether separate actually meant equal, and whether or not blacks and whites actually were given equal opportunities in life.

Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

Very big step and win for blacks fighting discrimination.

Jimmie Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

Angered people taking part in the civil rights movement.

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 21, 1965 - March 25, 1965

many people finally realized the true evils and unfairness of discrimination, extreme bias, and segregation.

Voting Right Act

July 9, 1965

A huge step toward equality for all people regardless of race.