Civil Rights Timeline

Brooke Ragucci

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Dred Scott Case

1857

Dred Scott was an African-american slave that tried to sue for his freedom

Founding of the KKK

1866

Founded by confederate civil war veterans

Constitutional Amendment Ending Slavery

1868

Amendment gets added to the Constitution ending slavery

The Tuskegee Study

1932 - 1972

This was a syphilis experiment that lasted 40 years.

Little Rock Nine

1957

Nine black students integrate Central High School

Voting Rights Act

1960 - 1969

Worked for the right to have colored people and women vote

MLK's "I Have A Dream" Speech

August 1963

Civil Rights Acts of 1964

1964

This act was for the equality of employment

1st African American Supreme Court Justice

1967

Thurgood Marshall

Americans With Disabilities Act

1990

Civil Rights Act of 1991

1991

To strengthen federal civil rights laws.