Man, these activists are like walking around with giant targets on their heads

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Plessy vs. Ferguson

1896

Set the "separate but 'equal'" precedent.

NAACP founded

1909

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded.

Hernandez Vs. Texas

May 1954

Ruled that all racial groups, not just blacks, were protected by the 14th amendment.

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Declared segregation in public schools to be unconstitutional

Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955

Held in response to Rosa Parks's arrest.

Supreme Court rules that bus segregation laws are unconstitutional

1956

This event didn't exactly have a name, so I put its description as its name. Now it's a description with a description, and the description of the description describes itself as a description of a description.

The Civil Rights Act of 1957 is passed

1957

This was the first act that was pro-civil rights. However, to quote the book, the law "lacked teeth".

Sit-in protests

1960

Freedom Rides

1961

Civil Rights activists drove buses into segregated South Carolina.

24th Ammendment is passed

1964

Prevented states from imposing a poll-tax to prevent black people from voting. Why this was an amendment and not a federal law baffles me.

Malcom X is assinated

February 1965

Man, these guys are dropping like flies, aren't they?

Voting Rights Act passed

August 6, 1965

America is defined by two things: voting and rights. The fact that some people lacked both of these things was a truly un-american idea!

Watts Riots

August 11, 1965

A riot broke out in a neighborhood and people died. What is it with humans and dieing, anyway?

MLK assasinated

March 29, 1968

Not to be confused with Martin Luther, the guy who started the protestant church.

Robert Kennedy Assasinated

June 6, 1968

He was a civil rights activist...who was white?! What is this blasphemy?