The Emancipation Proclamation is a military order issued to the Army and Navy of the United States by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War. It was based on the president's constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces; it was not a law passed by Congress. It proclaimed all slaves in Confederate territory to be forever free; that is, it ordered the Army to treat as free men the slaves in ten states that were still in rebellion.
Sen. Hiram Revels, the first African American
a case on separate but equal rights that were being challenged.
and order brought together to stop racial hate/discrimination.
jackie robinson makes it into an all white baseball team.
board of education wanting to mix races in the schools .
where blacks refused to ride the busses until they created a law where seats weren't segregated.
rosa parks arrested for refusing to give up a "white seat" on the bus.
a document written in February and March 1956, in the United States Congress, in opposition to racial integration of public places. The manifesto was signed by 99 politicians (97 Democrats) from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The Congressmen drafted the document to counter the landmark Supreme Court 1954 ruling Brown v. Board of Education, which determined that segregation of public schools was unconstitutional.
after the desegregation of schools 9 african americans decided to attend one of these schools and after seemed like a war of the students erupted until the military was brought in to ease things down.
is an African-American civil rights organization. SCLC was closely associated with its first president, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The SCLC had a large role in the American Civil Rights Movement.
were groups of civil rights activists that would ride interstate buses to "free states and stay there."
assasinated by a leader of the Klu Klux Klan
A letter written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. criticizing eight white men that were saying that desegregation should be fought in the courts not the streets.
the world famous march lead by and spoken at by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..
A civil rights movement in 1964, named Freedom Summer, was a campaign launched to get African Americans in the southern United States registered to vote. Thousands of students and civil rights activists, both white and black, joined the organization, Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) and traveled to southern states to register voters. In was in this atmosphere that three civil rights workers were killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
influential leader of the civil rights era.
a churched that was burned by the Klu Klux Klan due to violent progressions.
A march that was mostly based on the african Americans wanting to vote.
multiple gunshot wounds eventually killed him.
assassinated by James Earl Ray.
a riot in L.A. because racial discrimination was banned in L.A but the people didn't agree.
an act that stopped all practice of racial discrimination in america.
organization for black power.
police raid of an unlicensed bar, leading to be one of the biggest riots in american history.
both placed in the podium at the summer olympic games of 1968 and showing there loyalty to black power by saluting as they received there medals.
became the first ever african american president of the united states.