Abolished Slavery in the United States.
Granted citizenship to all "persons born or naturalized in the United States", which included former slaves recently freed.
Granted African American men the right to vote in the South.
Plessy was sent to jail for sitting in a railroad car designated for whites only. They went to court and came to a conclusion that people are allowed to be seperated as long as it's equal.
Black and whites could fight in the war together.
Stopped segregation of schooling, so colored and whites were forced to be in school together.
Emmett Till was 14 years old and murdered for whistling at a white woman. He was shot and mutilated.
Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white man. She wanted fair laws on buses for everyone so there was a boycott from the buses in the South. It lasted 381 days.
They wanted nonviloent resistance and made this group, MLK was the leader.
Nine African American students signed up to an all-white school.
Nonviolent protest by young African American men sparked a sit-in movement that soon spread to college tows throughout the region.
John F. Kennedy was a young president and had many new ideas.
Student group that spread non violence throughout colleges.
Tatic that aimed at desegregating public transportation throughout the South.
James Meredith was the first African American to attend the University of Mississpi.
The letter MLK wrote while he was jailed in Birmingham, Alabama. The letter was mainly about nonviolent resistance to racism and arguing that people have the right to break unjust laws.
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November 22, 1963. On that same day Lyndon B. Johnson became United States 36th President.
MLK's speech was about everyone coming together and there shouldn't be anymore racism.
16th Street Baptist Church was bombed on Sunday September 15,1963 as a racial act of terrorism.
Civil Rights act stopped discrimination on the base of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and national origin.
24th Amendment "Poll Tax abolished" made it illegal to make people pay for poll taxes.
Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney were killed by the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) trying to register black voters in Meridian, Mississippi.
Voting Rights Act gave the right for African Americans the right to register to vote.
Malcolm X, leader of Militant Black Nationalist Movement, was shot to death at a rally in a ballroom in Washington Heights. A negro, Thomas Hogan was charged for the killing.
Selma to Montgomery March was for voting rights of blacks. On March 7, 1965, 600 civil-rights marchers were attacked with tearing gas and billy clubs.
Black Panthers were formed in Oakland, California in 1966. Black Panthers believed that the nonviolence campaign had failed and figured they should matter into their own hands.
Stokley Carmichael's coined phrase "Black Power" meant self-defense, self determination, and black racial pride for black people.
MLK was assassinated on April 4, 1968. He was hit by a snipers bullet and had been standing on a balcony.
Civil Rights Act was passed in April 1968, The Civil Rights Act provided equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin. Although, this law was enforced it did not mean landlords must accept all terms.