Civil Rights Timeline

Events

15th Amendment Ratified

February 1869

Plessy v. Ferguson

1896

Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15, 1947

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

MLK, Jr. leads the Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955

Rosa Parks Arrested

December 1, 1955

Little Rock Nine

September 1957

James Meredith Enrolls at Ole Miss

October 1, 1962

Bull Connor's Attack on protesters

April 1963

Medgar Evers Murdered

June 12, 1963

MLK, Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech

August 28, 1963

16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

September 15, 1963

24th Amendment Ratified

January 23, 1964

Freedom Summer

June, 1964

Micheal Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman Murdered

June 21, 1964

Civil Rights Act

July 2,1964

Voting Rights Act of 1965

1965

Selma March

March 17, 1965

MLK, Jr. Assasinated

April 4, 1968