Civil rights

Events

Abolition of slavery in USA

1865

The 13th Amendment

1865

Abolishing slavery in the United States.

The 14th Amendment

1868

Guaranteeing due process and equal protection rights to all citizens.

The 15th Amendment

1870

Guaranteeing the right to vote for all U.S. citizens.

The 19th Amendment

1920

Granting women the right to vote.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955 - 1956

African-American woman Rosa Parks's arrest after her refusal to move to the back of a bus triggers a citywide boycott of the bus system.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I Have a Dream"

1963

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers the historic "I Have a Dream" speech.

Equal Pay Act

1963

Employers pay all employees equally for equal work, regardless of whether the employees are male or female.

Obergefell v. Hodges (Rights of Same-Sex Couples)

2015

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges declares same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.