Civil Rights

Events

Black Sunday

April 14, 1935

One of the worst dust storms that occurred in American history, leaving economic and agricultural damage.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 5, 1955 - December 20, 1956

Was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery,

Little Rock 9

1957

Was a group of African American students enrolled in the Little Rock Central High School.

Friendship Nine

1961

A group of African-American men who went to jail after staging a sit-in at a segregated McCrory's lunch counter in Rock Hill.

Freedom Riders

1961

They were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into who the segregated southern United States.

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

August 28, 1963

It featured speeches and performances that was about the same rights between the Blacks and the Whites. About 200,000 to 300,000 people participated.

Sixteenth Street Bombing on Baptist Church

September 15, 1963

Was an act of white supremacists that bombed a church that was for African Americans, and killed 4 people.

Selma to Montgomery March

March 7, 1965 - March 21, 1965

There was three protest marches, along the 54-mile highway from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery.

Watts Riots (Watts Rebellion)

August 11, 1965 - August 16, 1965

It started because an African American was accused of riding a motorcycle while being drunk.
Injuries: 1,032
Deaths: 34

Orangeburg, SC Massacre

February 8, 1968

Was the shooters of protesters in South Carolina at South Carolina University.