15th amendment


The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

16th street bombing


September 15, 1963, when a bomb exploded before Sunday morning services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama

Black voter turnout


1964 5.5 million appeared and in 1669 in mississippi went up 59%

Civil right act


The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin

Bloody sunday


On March 7, 1965 around 600 people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in an attempt to begin the Selma to Montgomery march. State troopers violently attacked an attempt to stop the march for voting rights

Voting rights act


The voting rights bill was passed in the Senate by a 77-19 vote on May 26, 1965. After debating the bill for more than a month, the House passed the bill by a vote of 333-85 on July 9

Selma to montgomery march


The Selma to Montgomery march was part of a series of civil-rights protests that occurred in 1965 in Alabama, a Southern state with deeply entrenched racist policies

Malcolm X assassinated


Feb 21, 1965 in New York,NY

MLK,Jr. assassinated


April 4, 1968, Memphis,TN