Civil Rights Timeline by Amanda Brugger


Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

april 15, 1947

Jackie Robison paved the way for African American athletes through integration of baseball.

Integration of the Military

July 26, 1948

This showed the move towards African Americans being able to helping defend the country and higher level jobs.

Brown v. Board of Education

May 17,1954

Kids of different races will finally mix, experiencing the truth about both races.

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

This murder showed that segregation was still occurring, and further work was needed to stop segregation

Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - December 21, 1956

The bus boycott showed that African Americans were going to make sure, by any means possible integration was going to happen in a non-violent way.

Integration of Central High School, Little Rock

September 23,1957

The president nor the govt. would not accept those who were not following the courts ruling.

Sit-In- Greensboro, North Carolina

February 1, 1960

Soon after African Americans were eating next to each other, at the lunch counters.

Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

April 15, 1960

A major group stepping up to segregation and tryout to end discrimination.

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961

Segregation is slowly becoming prohibited, with help from many non-segregation groups.

Children's March

may 2, 1963 - May 10, 1963

Now African Americans and there family are showing that they are not giving into segregation.

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

Now once reluctant politicians were pushing for laws allowing everyone to be able to register and vote.

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 7, 1965

After seeing the violence the president helped pass a law not allowing discrimination at voting polls.

Civil Rights Act

March 15, 1965

African Americans were now having a say in elected politicians and this helped move more desegregation laws through congress.

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965

Johnson was going to make sure he did anything possible to make desegregation possible.