Civil Rights Timeline

By Nicholas Zullo


Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15, 1947

Robinson's triumph evoked a sense of pride among black people, and made whites consider their supremecy

United States Military integrates

July 26, 1948

This gave minorities a sense of equal treatment in the armed forces,this act has been described as the pinnacle of the Truman civil rights program.

Brown V. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

It outlawed Jim Crow segregation in public school, this was a good sense of victory for the African American community

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

Emmett Till's murder sparked the Civil Rights Movement

Rosa Parks gets arrested, Montgomery bus boycott begins

December 1, 1955

Rosa Parks impacted society at the time by standing up for herself and her race

Central High-School in Little Rock, Arkansas gets integrated

September 23, 1957

This impacted society by showing a school owner in the south that no matter how much he is against African Americans, he has to obey the law and allow them into the school.

Sit-Ins Greensboro, North Carolina

February 1, 1960 - July 26, 1960

This demonstrated their non-violent acts that impacted African Americans by not giving them a bad image because they would not fight back.

Creation of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

April, 1960

This impacted by advocating Non-Violence for African Americans.

Freedom Rides, testing Boynton V. Virginia

May 4, 1961

This impacted African Americans because they went to a place where they were not wanted, and still followed their non-violent policy

Children's March

May 2, 1963 - May 5, 1963

This affected African Americans by showing that even though they were not violent, they still were not scared to fight for their equal rights

Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

This was a big event, it impacted the society by not allowing discrimination in employment and businesses of public accommodation, based on race, sex, religion etc.

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

Jimmy Lee Jackson was shot 2 times in the abdomen because he was protecting his mother and grandfather, this impacted society by showing how far people in the south would go against discrimination

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 25, 1965

The point of the march was to confront the governor of Alabama, and tell him to protect black registrants. This also showed, African Americans were not afraid to fight for their rights (In a non-violent matter)

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965

This affected African Americans by giving them another sense of victory. It is considered the most effective piece of civil rights legislation ever enacted in the US