Black Civil Rights Leaders

The Men

Frederick Douglass

1818 - 1895

Booker T. Washington

1856 - 1915

W.E.B. DuBois

1868 - 1963

Malcolm X

1925 - 1965

Martin Luther King

1929 - 1968

The Legislation

13th Amendment

1865

Abolished slavery

14th Amendment

1868

Citizenship cannot be denied based on race

15th Amendment

1870

The right to vote cannot be denied based on race

Executive Order 9981

1948

Ended discriminating against military personnel because of race, color, religion, or national origin

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

1964

Prohibits employment discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, or religion

Voting Rights Act of 1965

1965

Outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.