JIM CROW LAWS

Events

CORE

1942

The congress of racial was founded in chicago

Ending of WW2

1945

world war 2 ended. approximately 1,150,000 blacks were inducted into the military, with most serving units

Gwendolyn Brooks

1950

Gwendolyn Brooks won the Pulitzzer price for annie allen, a volume of poetry. she was the first african american to win the award

Tuskegee Institute

1952

The Tuskegee Institute reported that 1952 was the first year with no reported lynchings since it began keeping records

Malcom X

1953

Malcom X became a minister in the nation of islam

brown vs board of education

1954

On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution,

Maryland Legislature

1955

The Maryland Legislature passed a law that imprisoned any white woman who birthed a mixed racial baby, the white woman would be incarccerated up to five years

Alabama Law

1956

An Alabama Law that was passed prohibited blacks and whites from enojoying eachother company, so they could hangout together

virginia Law

1958

the virginia legislature voted to close any school that enrolled both blacks and white students.

Arkansas

1959

An Arkansas law required all state buses to whites only seating areas