Civil Rights Events


Jackie Robinson Integrades Baseball


Jackie Robinson breaks the color line by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African-American pro

Integration of the Military


In the Korean war the U.S. lets black men fight on the front lines with the white men for the first time ever

Brown vs. Board of Education


a supreme court case that ruled that separate but equal as stated in Plessey vs. Ferguson, didn't mean equal. This integrated schools

Emmit Till Murdered


A black kid that was murdered in Missouri for whistling at a white woman by the woman's husband. This sparked Civil Rights movements

Rosa Parks and Montgomery Bus Boycott


When civil rights activist sat on the bus in the first seat for black people, a white person got on and the driver demanded she move. Rosa parks refused and got arrested

Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas


After the ruling of the supreme court in the Brown vs. Board of Education, schools had to desegregate and Little rock had a huge riot on the fist day of school. Each of the 9 black students got personal Military guards.

Sit-In - Greensboro, North Carolina


Four college students wanted to protest the rule that on whites can sit at the counter at restaurants. They were arrested eventually.

Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committe


The SNCC was a group of college students that led protests in the south mostly sit-in's at segregated lunch counters.

Freedom Riders


People who rode busses to the segregated south to protest the segregated busses. They were often sabotaged

Children's March

May 2 1963

Many school students from Birmingham Alabama marched the mayors office to talk to the mayor about the segregation in their city. The children where attacked by the police

Civil Rights Act


This is the law that stated no one can be discriminated against because of their color or race. This was a huge victory for blacks

Voting Rights Act


Signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson the law protected the rights of black people that are stated in the 14th and 15th amendment.

March from Selma to Montgomery


This was a march planned to go to the Alabama state capital and peacefully talk to the governor. Police halted the march and attacked some marchers

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed


A Civil Rights activist that was shot by an Alabama state trooper. Jimmy Lee was unarmed and his death inspired the Selma to Montgomery Marches