Civil Rights Timeline


Jackie Robinson


Jackie Robinson was the first black man to play in the MLB proving that black people can do what they want such as be a baseball player.

Integration of the military

July 26 1948

Truman ends segregation in the military.

Brown vs. Board of education

June 10 1954

It helped desegregate public schools.

Emmett Till murder

August 28, 1955

It showed the racial intolerance in in the south toward blacks from the KKK.

Rosa Parks arrested

December 1 1955

This ended segregation on buses and the boycott of buses.

Integration of central high school Little Rock Arkansas

September 23, 1957

The nine black students were escorted to school by the national guard who were sent by Eisenhower, this showed that the president wouldn't stand for racism in public schools.

Sit-in -Greensboro ,North Carolina

February 1, 1960

Sit-in's were used as an effective tool to end segregation. Blacks and whites would sit on places made for white only and not leave until given the service they wanted or util they were arrested.

Creation of student non-violent coordinating committee (SNCC)

April 1, 1960

SNCC was a U.S. civil-rights organization formed by students whose aim was to achieve political and economic equality for blacks through local and regional action groups.

Freedom Riders

May 4 1961

Black and white students would rode into the deep south to have rallies and show that the racism and segregation in the south is wrong.

Children's March

Approx. May 2, 1963 - May 5, 1963

Young people converge on the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church; over 900 children protest and go to jail while trying to end segregation.

Civil Rights Act

July 20 1964

This act ended segregation of blacks from whites proving that the black people of America have the same rights as white Americans.

March from Selma to Montgomery

February 1 1965

The people walked for voting rights and were jailed for the march showing that the whites were scared to listen to blacks and give them their rights.

Jimmy Lee Jackson killed

February 26 1965

Killed in Marion Alabama by a state trooper, whites were using their power too much and hurting innocent people.

Voting Rights Act

August 6 1965

This act ended discriminatory voting practices and was adopted in the south too.