Civil Rights


Jackie Robinson integrates baseball

April 15, 1947

This event impacted on the civil rights movement because Jackie Robinson and AA athlete made a change, he showed that AA can play any sport they want even if white people play it.

Integration of military

July 26, 1948

President Harry Truman supported the civil rights and he wanted to protect them by protecting their rights and to ban discrimination that was aimed to them. So in 1948 he ordered integration in all the units of the armed forces and in the end African Americans and White's were fighting the side by side.

Brown vs.Board of education

May 17, 1954

Oliver Brown, father of Linda Brown sued the Board of education of Topeka, Kansas because his daughter had to an extreme distance to get to an African American school, while there was an all white school only five blocks away, but that white school didn't allow Linda to attend there. This case reached all the way to the supreme court and in the end of all of it, schools became integrated but African American swore still discriminated against by whites and through all the chaos this made a big impact on the civil rights s movement .

Emmett Till murederd

August 28, 1955

Emmett Till was and an average African American boy who was fourteen years old and he was murdered because he was flirting with a white women.

Rosa Parks/ Montgomery bus boycott

December 1, 1955

On December 1, 1955 and African American women named Rosa Parks sat in the front of a bus in Montgomery, she was ordered to go to the back of the bus but she wouldn't so she was arrested. On December 5, 1955 a bus boycott was created on behalf of the African Americans, they didn't ride the bus until segregation was put to an end on the buses, so I'm November 1956 the people finally mage the segregation on buses stop because the bus company was about to go out of business.

Intregation of central high school, Little rock, Arkansas

September 4, 1957

In 1957 in little rock, Arkansas one of their high schools finally allowed African Americans to attend an all white school. This made a big impact on the civil rights movement.

Sit in- Greensboro, North Carolina.

February 1, 1960

In 1960 a group of African American students asked for help at a lunch counter and they were refused help. So they did a sit it to protest.

Creation of SNCC

April, 1960

Four African American students from North Carolina, emerged as leaders of a sit in protest and as a result from this it gave younger African Americans a better say in the civil rights.

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961

Freedom riders were African Americans who rode interstate buses to the segregated south to try to end the segregation between African Americans and whites.

Children's March

November 5, 1962

The children's march was where hundreds of students from Birmingham, Alabama marched downtown to talk to their mayor to talk about the segregation in their city. Many children skipped class on order to march their way to freedom.

Civil rights act

July 2, 1964

President Johnson signs the Civil Rights act of 1964 and it basically says that people are prohibited from discriminating against their, race, religion, natural origin and color.

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

Jimmy Lee Jackson was shot in Alabama by a state trooper in the stomach, trying to save his mother from being beaten and killed.

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 25, 1965

The march from Selma to Montgomery was also known as Bloody Sunday because it was followed by many marches and protest to mark the political and emotional marks of African Americans during the civil rights movement.

Voting rights act

August 6, 1965

In 1965, congress passed the act called the Voting Rights Act. This act banned the literacy test and other barriers that were against African Americans from voting.