1900 - 1960

1910-1920 1910: National Urban League is founded to help the conditions of urban African Americans.

1910 - 1920

1920s to the mid-1930s, the Harlem Renaissance was a literary, artistic, and intellectual movement that kindly a new black cultural identity

1920 - 1930

1928: For the first time in the 20th century an African American is elected to Congress.


1931: Farrad Muhammad establishes in Detroit what will become the Black Muslim Movement.


1933: The NAACP files -and loses- its firs suit against segregation and discrimination in education.


1938: The Supreme Court orders the admission of a black applicant to the University of Missouri Law School


The concept originated in the 1940's with CORE, a non-violent group out of Chicago trying to end racial discrimination


In 1947 responding to a Supreme Court decision outlawing discrimination in interstate travel core sponsored a freedom ride that they call a journey of reconciliation


1947: Jackie Robinson breaks the color line in major league baseball. 1947: To Secure These Rights, the report by the President’s Committee on Civil


1950 National Emergency Civil Rights Mobilization launched a mass lobby that led to the founding of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights


1955 Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till murdered in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman


February 1, 1960 a group of black college students from North Carolina A&T university refused to leave a woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina where they had been denied service

February 1, 1960