Civil rights

Events

Plessy v Ferguson

May 18, 1896

NAACP founded

February 12, 1909

Executive Order 9981

July 26, 1941

Brown v. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

Little Rock Nine

September 1955

Rosa Parks

December 1, 1955

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - December 20, 1956

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

January 10, 1957

Sit-ins

February 1, 1960

Freedom Rides

May 4, 1961

James Merideth

May 31, 1961

Medgar Evers Assassinated

June 12, 1963

March on Washington

August 1963

Civil Rights Act of 1964

June 2, 1964

Death of Malcolm X

February 21, 1965

Selma to Montgomery March

March 7, 1965 - March 25, 1965

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965

Watts Riots

August 11, 1965 - August 17, 1965

Executive Order 11246

September 24, 1965

Loving v Virginia

June 12, 1967

Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

April 4, 1968

Civil Rights Act of 1968

April 11, 1968

Death of Robert Kennedy

June 5, 1968