This amendment made slaves citizens and forbade states from denying
This amendment prohibited states from denying a person the right to vote on account of race.
The Supreme Court decision that judicially validated state sponsored segregation in public facilities by its creation and endorsement of the “separate but equal” doctrine as satisfying the Constitutional requirements provided in the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man.
Medgar Evers activism made him the most visible civil rights leader in the state of Mississippi.
In 1966 Meredith began a one man protest against racial violence in Mississippi which he called a “Walk Against Fear.”
Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi when he was murdered because he was accused of harassing a local white woman.
President Truman signs the document to desegregate the military.
This court case ruled that “separate educational facilities” were “inherently unequal” because the intangible inequalities of segregation deprived black students of equal protection under the law.
African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was chosen as the first president of this new group dedicated to abolishing legalized segregation and ending the disfranchisement of black southerners in a non-violent manner.
Nine African American students enrolled in a predominantly white high school in Arkansas. The governor sent the National Guard in to keep them out; President Eisenhower sent federal troops to escort them in.
Young black voters active in the civil rights movement who eventually became violent and were known as the "shock troops of revolution."
The “Greensboro Four,” the four young black men who staged the first sit-ins in Greensboro—Ezell Blair Jr. (now known as Jibreel Khazan), David Richmond, Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil—were students at North Carolina and Agricultural and Technical College.
Also known as the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
Thirteen African American and white civil rights activists rode buses through the American South protesting segregation in interstate bus terminals.
Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for leading a civil rights demonstration.
Martin Luther King Jr. gives his "I Have a Dream" speech.
This amendment prohibited use of the poll tax to deny people voting privilege.
It opened public accommadations to African Americans.
Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.
An African American revolutionary party founded in 1966.
An interracial couple who were jailed for unlawful cohabitation after marrying in Washington, D.C. and then returning to Virginia.
It prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, and sex.
He was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee.
It contained provisions guaranteeing the right to register and vote to those with limited English proficiency.
Riots caused by the beating of black motorist Rodney King by four white Los Angeles policemen.
She died at 94 years old.