Civil Rights Timeline/Map

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Jackie Robinson Intergerates Baseball

4/15/1947

This event impacts the civil rights movement because it broke the color barrier in sports.(sports became non-segregated)

Integration of the Milatery

2/2/1948

It impacts the civil right movement because it ends segregation in milatery

Brown vs. Board of Education

Approx. 1951 - 5/17/1954

This impacts the civil rights movement because it ends segregation in school.

Emmett Till Murdered

8/28/1955

This event impacts the civil rights movement because it brought to public attention the brutality of Jim Crow Laws. And was the spark of the civil rights movement

Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott

12/1/1955 - November 1956

This event impacts the civil rights movement because it ended segregation in buses. (In November 1956 when supreme court ruled that segregation in buses were unconstitutional.)

Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

9/4/1957

This event impacts the civil rights movement because, it ended segregation in schools.

Sit-In-Greensboro, North Carolina

2/1/1960

This event effects the civil rights movement because it made Woolworth and other establishments change their segregationist policies.

Creation of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee(SNCC)

April 1960

This event impacts the civil rights movement because it gave young African American more of a voice in the civil rights movement.

Freedom Riders

5/4/1961

This event impacts the Civil Rights movement because it called for national attention the cruelty of segregation.

Children's March

5/2/1963 - 5/5/1963

This event impacts the civil rights movement because it encouraged many children(also adults) to act against segregation.

Civil Rights Act

7/2/1964

This event impacts the civil rights movement because it ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

2/18/1965

This event impacts the civil rights movement because it became a catalyst for the Selma to Montgomery march.

March from Selma to Montgomery

3/25/1965

This event impacts the civil rights movement because it helped raise awareness of the difficulty that African-Americans faced in the south.

Voting Rights Act

8/6/1965

This event impacts the civil rights because it removes segregation in voting- guarantees the african american right to vote.