Civil Rights Timeline


He broke the "color line" and allowed players of all races to play ball

April 15, 1947

This changed the military by expanding which benefited the U.S.

July 20,1948

This allowed all children to have an equal education.

May 17, 1954

The murdering of Emmet Till was the catalyst of the Civil Rights Act.

August 28,1955

Parks was the catalyst of African Americans fighting for their rights.

December 1,1955

This was the start of integration in southern schools.

September 3, 1957

This helped young people to stand up for themselves without using violence.

February 1, 1960 - July 25, 1960

Young people became leaders by non-violently campaigning against segregation.

April 1960

African Americans stood up against segregation by using "white-only" facilities.

May 4, 1961

This was the catalyst of positive change.

May 2, 1963 - May 5, 1963

The Civil Rights Act was the catalyst of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

July 2, 1964

Jackson's assassination led to the march to Montgomery.

February 2, 1965

The SNCC and the SLLC took part in this march which led to the Civil Rights Act.

March 25, 1965 - March 30, 1965

The Voting Rights Act increased voter registration in the south by about 50%.

August 6, 1965