Civil Rigts

Events

Black Sunday

April 14 1935

Black Sunday refers to a particularly severe dust storm that occurred on April 14, 1935, it was part of the Dust Bowl. It was one of the worst dust storms in American history and it caused immense economic and agricultural damage.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 5, 1955 - December 20, 1965

The Montgomery bus boycott was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama.

Little Rock 9

1957

The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957.

Friendship Nine

1961

The Friendship Nine, or Rock Hill Nine, was 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 Rides

May 4, 1961 - December 10, 1961

The first Freedom Ride took place on May 4, 1961 when seven blacks and six whites left Washington, D.C., on two public buses bound for the Deep South.

March on Washington

August 28, 1963

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the March on Washington, or The Great March on Washington, was held in Washington, D.C.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing

September 15, 1963

The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was an act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. It killed 4 poeple.

Selma-Montgomery March

Mar 7, 1965 - Mar 21, 1965

The Selma to Montgomery marches were three protest marches, held in 1965, along the 54-mile highway from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery,

Watts Riots

August 11, 1965 - August 16, 1965

The Watts riots, sometimes referred to as the Watts Rebellion, took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. On August 11, 1965, an African-American motorist was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving.

Orangeburgh, SC Massacre

February 8, 1968

The Orangeburg massacre refers to the shooting of protesters by South Carolina Highway Patrol officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina.