Civil Rights Timeline


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

Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball (Brooklyn,N.Y)

April 15, 1947

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

Integration of the military (Washington D.C.)

July 20,1948

This allowed all children to have an equal education.

Brown v.s Board of Education (Topeka, K.S.)

May 17, 1954

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

Emmet Till Murdered (Money,MS)

August 28,1955

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

Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott (Montgomery,AL)

December 1,1955

This was the start of integration in southern schools.

Integration of Central High School ( Little Rock, Arkansas)

September 3, 1957

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

SIt-In (Greensboro,NC)

February 1, 1960 - July 25, 1960

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

Creation of the SNCC (Raleigh,NC)

April 1960

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

Freedom Riders (Washington, D.C)

May 4, 1961

This was the catalyst of positive change.

Children's March (Birmingham,AL)

May 2, 1963 - May 5, 1963

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

Civil Rights Act (Washington, D.C)

July 2, 1964

Jackson's assassination led to the march to Montgomery.

Jimmie Lee Jackson Killed (Selma,AL)

February 2, 1965

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

March from Selma-Montgomery (Selma,AL)

March 25, 1965 - March 30, 1965

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

Voting Rights Act (Washington D.C.)

August 6, 1965