Civil Rights

My first timeline for school

The Timeline

Executive Order 9981

7/26/48

Supreme Court says school segregation is unconstitutional

5/17/54

Emmett Till killed

8/28/55

Bus Boycott

12/1/55 - 12/21/56

MLK Jr. & Acquaintances establish Southern Christian Leadership Conference

1/1/57 - 2/28/57

Little Rock Nine attend Central High

9/1/1957 - 6/1/1958

Sit-in

2/1/60

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee founded

9/1/60 - 9/30/60

Freedom Riders take bus trip along the south to test laws

5/4/61

James Meridith attends Univerity of Mississippi

10/1/62

MLK Jr. arrested

4/16/63

Fire hoses used in AL

5/1/63 - 5/31/63

Medgar Evers killed

6/12/63

"I have a dream" speech

8/28/63

16th Street Baptist Church bombing

9/15/63

24th Amendment passed

1/23/64

Freedom Summer

6/21/64 - 9/22/64

Civil Rights Act of 1964

7/2/64

Civil Rights Workers killed

8/4/64

Malcolm X killed

2/21/65

March in Montgomery

3/7/65

Voting Rights Act of 1965

8/10/65

Race Riots

8/11/65 - 8/17/65

Executive Order 11246

9/24/65

Black Panthers founded

10/1/66 - 10/31/66

"Black power" coined

4/19/67

Supreme Court says prohibiting interracial marriages is unconstitutional

6/12/67

More Race Riots

7/12/67 - 7/30/67

MLK Jr. killed

4/4/68

Civil Rights Act of 1968

4/11/68

The Supreme Court upholds busing means for achieving integration of schools

4/20/71

Civil Rights Restoration Act

3/22/88

Civil Rights Act of 1991

11/22/91

The Supreme Court upholds the University of Michigan Law School's policy

6/23/3

Edgar Ray Killen, killer of civil right workers, is convicted

6/21/5

Rosa Parks dies

10/24/5

Coretta Scott King dies

1/30/6

Emmett Till's murder case closed

2/1/7 - 2/28/7

James Bonard Fowler is indicted for the murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson

5/10/7

Ted Kennedy introduces the Civil Rights Act of 2008

1/1/8 - 1/31/8