Civil Rights Movement Timeline


Desegregation of the Military

June 6 1944 - July 26 1951

This had a big part in boosting the civil rights movement because it helped enforce executive order 9981 (Fun fact the official announcement that the military was desegregated was exactly 3 years after Truman issued order 9981)

Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15 1947 - April 16 1947

The impact of Jackie Robinson playing major league Baseball with white people was that white people he helped change peoples thinking of African Americans

Brown VS. Board of Education

December 1952 - May 17 1954

It proved that the "separate but equal" was just an illusion because it proved that at a young age little black girls learned racial discrimination and schools were NOT equal

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28 1955

The mother wanted an open casket to show the world what discrimination had done

Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1 1955 - November 23 1956

the boycott had an effect that said that it was unfair that black people had to give up their seat for a white person

Integration of central High School, Little rock Arkansas

September 23 1957

It helped slowly end racial discrimination

Sit - in Greensboro, North Carolina

Feb 1 1960

4 collage students sat in at a white only lunch counter and got beat up and arrested but they did not fight back this is a strategy called non-violent resistence

The creation of the student Non-Violent coordinating Committee (SNCC)

April 1960

it boosted the civil rights movement by having collage students have Sit-ins at certain collages

Freedom rides

May 4 1961

It helped because they people on the buses were going to integrate the bus terminals

Children's March

May 2 1963 - May 5 1963

This is important because it showed just how cruel people could be to people like little girls and grown men

Civil Rights act

June 11 1963

was the final victory for the civil rights act because it ensured that all humans got equal rights

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

February 18 1965

It helped opened peoples mind to how brutal people can be

March from Selma to Montgomery

march 7 1965

a march on Washington to report directly to the goveners

voting rights act

August 6 1965

it gave a small number of black people the right to vote and in short have a small amount of power