Civil Rights Timeline


Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15, 1947

He made way for changes in discrimination and segregation in places such as sports.

Integration of the military

July 26, 1948

As segregation decreased in the military, tensions also decreased as they fought for their own country together in pride.

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

This made way for other court case wins for blacks as well as decreased segregation in schools, it also got rid of the false "Separate but Equal" clause.

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

It showed the extreme discrimination against blacks, angering many people which then lead to more people supporting the civil rights movement.

Rosa Parks/ Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - november 13 1956

It encouraged people to take Non-Violent actions towards the desegregation of blacks.

Integration of central high school little rock Arkansas

September 24 1957

The mayor refused to allow blacks in, even after desegregation of school occurred. So the government stepped in showing America the enforcement of their new desegregation law.

Sit In- Greensboro, North Carolina

February 1, 1960 - july 25 1960

Like the bus boycott it further encouraged people to take non- violent action towards supporting the civil rights movement

Creation of Student Non- Violent Coordinating Commitee (SNNC)

April 16, 1960

They gathered supporters as well as help stop segregation mostly in the south. It encouraged more people to stand up for Civil rights.

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961 - September 1961

They supported the supreme court law that buses will no longer be segregated, as well as get more people together to support the Civil Rights movement.

Children's March

May 2, 1963 - May 5, 1963

This encouraged others to stand up for there guaranteed rights that are not given to them anyway.

Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

This secured blacks there rights and tied a knot in all of the segregation laws by eliminating all discrimination based on color, sex, race, etc...

Jimmie Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

This inspired others to take action against these harsh punishments blacks have been facing. This also started the Selma march

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 7, 1965 - March 25, 1965

Helped to stop and stand against racial segregation, as well as continue to gather others to the civil rights movement.

Voting Right Act

july 9 1965

This gave blacks much more freedom as well as secured there civil rights in America.