Freedom Riders were civil rights activists that rode buses to southern US to argue segregated buses were unconstitutional.
Brown v. Board of Education
In Topeka, Kansas, Brown VS Board of Education was a court cased arguing that separate black and white public school was unconstitutional.
Emmett Till murder
August 28, 1955
Emmett Till was a 14 year old black boy whom was murdered for supposedly flirting with a white woman.
Montomery Bus Boycott
December 1, 1955
After Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing her seat to a white person, a boycott where people refused to ride the bus in defiance of the racial segregation of the buses.
Little Rock School Desegregation Crisis
Little Rock Central HS is responsible for racially desegregating a high school and enrolling 9 students after the Brown VS Board of Education court case.
January 10, 1957
The Southern Christian Leadership conference is a civil rights organization. The first president was Dr. MLK, Jr.
Forms of nonviolent protests protesting racial segregation in Southern US.
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was a student led group protesting American Civil Rights in the 1960s.
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
April 16, 1963
After being arrested, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote a letter in response to a news paper team critisizing him. King responded by stating it was okay to break unjust laws for a greater good.
March on Washington
August 28, 1963
A famous peaceful march to the Lincoln Memorial about equal rights for all while after MLK, Jr. made his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Freedom Summer was an attempt to help register black voters in Mississippi.
January 23, 1964
In southern states, poll taxes were administered on people voting. This was to prevent African-Americans from voting. The 24th Amendment would prohibit states from putting a tax on voting.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
July 2, 1964
This was a legislation that would ban forms of discrimination of any kind towards anyone. It would end segregation of all public locations.
Voting Rights Act
Prohibits discriminatory voting practices towards African Americans in the US.
Malcolm X Assassination
February 21, 1965
Malcolm X was a notorious human rights activist and minister whom was assassinated while preparing an address to 400+ audience.
August 11, 1965
In Los Angeles, California a 6 days riot broke out in the Watts neighborhood after the Second Great Migration.
The Black Panthers formed
October 15, 1966
The Black Panthers were a group dedicated to black nationalism and believed in the protection of African-American from police brutality during the time. It was founded in Oakland, California.
Loving v. Virginia
After Mildred Loving, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man were put in Prison for marrying each other, they filed a case against Virginia which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination
April 4, 1968
Martin Luther King, Jr. was deemed the leader of the civil rights movement and in Memphis, Tennessee at the Lorraine Motel was shot.
January 30, 1972
During the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association March in Northern Ireland, 26 unarmed protesters were shot.