Harry T. Moore

Events

1896

1896

Plessy v. Fergusion
U.S. Supreme court rules "separate but equal" is constitutional; southern legislatures rush to pass "Jim Crow" laws

1909

1909

NAACP
NAACP organized by 47 whites and six blacks

1915

December 4th, 1915

Ku Klux Klan
KKK chartered in Fulton County, Georgia; birth of modern Klan.

1919

Approx. May 1919

"Long Bloody summer"
May - July
Race riots in Charleston, SC; Longview, Texas; Washington D.C. and Chicago.

1931

April 1931

Nine black teenage boys are arrested for raping two white women near Scottsboro, Alabama. Eight of the "Scottsboro Boys" receive death sentences. The legal an political ramifications of this case would continue throughout the decade

1934

1934

Harry Moore organizes Brevard County NAACP