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thirteenth Amendment

1865

outlaws slavery and unvoluntary servitude

Fourteenth Amendment

1868

everyone born on the United States is citizen

Fifteenth Amendment

1870

They cant deny the right to vote based on color and race.

Plessy vs Ferguson

1896

Allowed to have seperate as long as its equal.

Integration of Armed Forces

1948

whites and blacks were allowed to go to war together

Brown vs Board

1954

they went to the supreme court for schools to be together. after a long time of court they forced schools to be integrated.

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955

She was arrested for not giving uo her sit to a white man. She wanted fair laws on buses for everyone, so there was a boy cott for no black people on buses and it lasted 381 days and they were succesful.

Emmett Till is murdered

1955

He was 14 and murdered for whistling at a white women. he was shot beaten and mutilated.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference Founded

1957

They wanted nonviolent resistance and made this group MLK was the leader.

Central High School and the "little rock nine"

1957

Nine African American student signed up to an all white school.

John F. Kennedy becomes president

1960

He was a young president which had new ideas and opinions.

SNCC is founded

1960

Student group that spread nonviolence througout colleges.

Greensboro Sit-ins

1960

nonviolent protest by young African American sparkled a sit in movement that soon sopread to college towns thoughout the region.

Freedom Rights

1961

Tactic that aimed at desagragating public transportation through out the South.

Integration of the University of MIssissippi James Meredith

1962

he was the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi he had to go around with 127 marshalls.

March on Washington DC "I have a Dream Speech"

1963

his speech was very famous is still played by many people in the world and it talks about people coming together no matter what their skin color is and their culture and for racism to stop.

JFK assassinated and Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president

1963

JFK was assassinate in November 22,1963 on that same day JFK's vice president became the 36th's president.

16th street Baptist church in Birmingham bombed

1963

North St. Baptist Church was bombed on Sunday September 15,1963 as a racial act of terrorism. It killed three young African American girls.

MLK arrested and jailed wrote "Letter from Birmingham jail"

1963

a letter he wrote while he was in jail where he talked about why he was doing the things that he was doing and what he was doing in Birmingham.

Three Civil Rights workers murdered in Mississippi

1964

Micheal Schwermer , Andrew Goodman and James Chaney were killed by the KKK trying to register black voters into vote.

Civil Rights Act Passed 1964

1964

Civil Rights act stopped discrimination on the base of race,color ,region, sexual orientation and national origin.

Twenty Fourth Amendment 'Poll Tax Abolished'

1964

24th Amendment Poll Tax abolished it was illegal to make people pay for Poll Taxes.

Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed

1965

Voting Rights acted gave the right for African Americans the rights to register and vote.

Malcolm X shot to death

1965

Leader of a militant black nationalist movement was shot to death at a rally in a Ballroom in Washington Heights. A region Thomas Hagan Was charged for the Killing.

Selma to Montgomery March

1965

Selma To Montgomery March for voting rights of blacks. On March 7,1965. 600 Civil Rights Marchers were attacked with tearing gas and billy clubs.

Black Panthers are founded

1966

Were formed in California in 1966. Black Panthers believed that nonviolence campaign had failed and figured they could take matters in their own hands.

Stokley Carmicheal coins the phrase "Black Power'

1967

Meant self defense, self determination and facial pride for black people.

Martin Luther King Assassinated

1968

on April 4,1968 he was hit by a snipers bullet and had been standing on a balcony.

Civil Rights of 1968 Passed

1968

The Civil Rights act provided equal opportunities regardless race, creed, nationality although this law was enforced it did not mean land lords must accept all terms.