Civil Rights Timeline

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Missouri Compromise

01/03/1820

Dred Scott v.s. Sanford (Argued)

02/11/1856 - 02/14/1856

Dred Scott v.s. Sanford (Re-Argued)

12/15/1856 - 12/18/1856

Dred Scott v.s. Sanford (Decided)

03/06/1857

Emancipation Proclamation

01/01/1863

13th Amendment (Passed in Senate)

04/08/1864

13th Amendment (Passed in House of Representatives)

01/31/1865

13th Amendment (Adopted)

12/06/1865

14th Amendment (Passed in Senate)

06/08/1866

14th Amendment (Passed in House)

06/13/1866

14th Amendment (Adopted)

07/09/1868

15th Amendment (House of Reps)

02/25/1869

15th Amendment (Passed in Senate)

02/26/1869

15th Amendment (Adopted)

02/03/1870

Plessy v.s. Ferguson (Argued)

04/13/1896

Plessy v.s. Ferguson (Decided)

05/18/1896

NAACP Founded

02/12/1909

19th Amendment (Passed in House)

05/21/1919

19th Amendment (Passed in Senate)

06/04/1919

19th Amendment (Adopted)

08/18/1920

KKK Marches on Washington DC

08/08/1925

Mendez v.s. Westminster

02/18/1946

Jackie Robinson makes him Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers

04/15/1947

Truman Ends Military Segregation

07/26/1948

Brown v.s. Board of Education (Argued)

12/09/1952

Brown v.s. Board of Education (Re-Argued)

12/08/1953

Brown v.s. Board of Education (Decided)

05/17/1954

Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas is integrated (Little Rock Nine)

05/22/1954

Montgomery Bus Boycott

12/01/1955 - 12/20/1956

Rosa Parks arrested

12/02/1955

Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) is formed

01/10/1957

Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth sit-in

02/01/1960

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) is formed

April 1960

Freedom Rides

05/04/1961

James Meredith integrates the University of Mississippi

09/30/1962

Feminine Mystique published

02/17/1963

Medgar Evers Assassination

06/12/1963

Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have A Dream" Speech

08/28/1963

John F. Kennedy Assassination

11/22/1963

Civil Rights Act of 1964

07/02/1964

Made it illegal to discriminate on the because of a person sex or race when it came to hiring, firing, and promoting on the job.

Harlem Riots (Last Riots)

07/16/1964

Malcolm X Assassinated

02/21/1965

Selma to Montgomery March

03/07/1965

Voting Rights Act

08/06/1965

Watts Riots

08/11/1965 - 08/17/1965

Civil Rights Act of 1966

01/27/1966

The first and primary law guaranteeing equal rights to all U.S. citizens; prohibits all discrimination based on race or color.

National Organization for Women Formed

06/30/1966

Black Panthers is formed

10/15/1966

Thurgood Marshall becomes Supreme Court Justice

10/02/1967

American Indian Movement (AIM) is formed

1968

Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated

04/04/1968

Robert Kennedy Assassinated

06/06/1968

Roe v.s. Wade (Argued)

12/13/1971

"Trail of Broken Treaties" march on Washington DC

1972

Title IX Established

06/23/1972

Roe v.s. Wade (Re-Argued)

10/11/1972

Roe v.s. Wade (Decided)

01/22/1973

University of California Regents v.s. Bakke (Argued)

10/08/1977

University of California Regents v.s. Bakke (Decided)

06/28/1978

Obama Elected President (1st Term Election)

11/04/2008

Obama Elected President (1st Term Inauguration)

01/20/2009

Obama Elected President (2nd Term Election)

11/06/2012

Obama Elected President (2nd Term Inauguration)

01/20/2013