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Committee of Civil Rights- 1946

1946

This commitee investigated the status of civil rights in the united states

Truman

1947

He asked congress to provide financial aid to the governments of Greece and Turkey

Baseball

1947

The first black man to play in the MLB (Jackie Robinson)

Beatniks

1950

a stereotype for people from the "Beat generation" , a post WWII group that experimented with drugs and many other things

Earl Warren Court

1953 - 1969

the supreme court that used judicial review to end racial segregation in the United States

•Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

1954

a supreme court case when the court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional

Montgomery, AL

1955

a protest about the racial segregation on public transportation in Alabama (Montgomery Bus Boycott) led to a court case in which the supreme court ruled that the transportation systems in Alabama were unconstitutional

Eisenhower

1957

He signed the civil rights act of 1957. the purpose of this bill was to get more African Americans to excercise their right to vote

•Greensboro, NC

1957

nonviolent protests that eventually changed the racial segregation policies of a department store( Woolworth)

SNCC

1960

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, gave black students support with Sit-ins and Freedom-rides

Eisenhower

1960

\Mapp v. Ohio

1961

Court case that stated that evidence found in violation of the 4th amendment could not be used in court cases

Mississippi

1962

a huge riot over the enrollment of the first black student, James Meredith, at the University of Mississippi

March on Washington

1963

largest march for human rights in US History, Martin Luther King, Jr. in front of the Lincoln Memorial, gave his great "I Have a Dream" speech supporting racial harmony

Alabama

1963

Birmingham campaign, Birmingham Bombing, Desegregation in the Schools of Alabama

The Feminine Mystique

1963

a nonfiction book that sparked "second-wave feminism" written by Betty Friedan

Gideon v. Wainwright

1963

The supreme court, unanimously, voted that state courts had to provide legal assistance to those who could not afford it

Civil Rights Act of 1964

1964

a legislation that outlawed major discrimination of race, ethnic group, or gender

Escobedo v. Illinois

1964

supreme court case that stated that criminal suspects have a right to counsel during police interrogations

24th Amendment to the United States Constitution

1964

prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax

Assassination of Malcolm X

1965

one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.seen as a courageous and great activist

Riots – watts riot

1965

was the worst riot of the city in till 1992, property was destroyed and 34 people were killed

Civil Rights Act of 1965

1965

outlawed discriminatory voting practices, put in place to encourage more blacks to vote

National Organization for Women

1966

(NOW) created for the advancement of womens rights in all 50 states

Miranda v. Arizona

1966

The case in which the Miranda Rights were invented to make sure that you were aware of your rights

Thurgood Marshall

1967

he was first African-American justice.

Assassinations 1968

1968

Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr this led to nation wide riots

Woodstock

1969

three days of peace and music that revolutionized rock and roll for outside concerts

Equal Rights Amendment

1972

ERA , proposed equal rights for women but it did not get ratified

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