LA Black History Timeline

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End of Civil War

1865

Civil War Ended

KKK founded

1866

White group of "superiors" that would bully mostly blacks. About 4 million members

Jim Crow Laws

1876

Lasted on century. Laws on black segregation.

1889 Poll Tax

1889

White rich pay $2 and blacks pay $200

Plessy vs Fergenson

1896

Plessy was 7/8 white and 1/8 black. He tried to get on a white train as a test and he got told to leave. The USSC ruled the case unconstitutional.

NAACP

1909

NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) founded. Created for less discrimination.

Rosewood Massacre

1923

Woman said a black had beaten her when it was her white lover. People came to Rosewood to kill negroes since they had beaten her. 7-9 people died in this.

Brown vs Board of Education

1954

Negroe's bus stop was far so kids tried going to white bus stop since much closer. The negroes weren't able to go to the white school so Brown took the case to the USSC. The USSC ruled the case unsonstitutional.

Rosa Parks bus boycott

1955

Rosa Parks didn't give her seat up to a white man when told and was arrested.

MLK speech

1963

MLK gave speech about black's fair and equal rights.

Civil Rights Act of 1964

1964

Outlawed major forms of discrimination against races, ethnicity, etc.

Mississippi Flag

2001

Controversy over if flag represented old government

Georgia Flag

2003

New flag adopted