Civil Rights in Texas

1920-2013

Civil Rights

Civil Rights

1920 - 2013

Women's Rights

19th Amendment

1920 - 2013

Women gained the right to vote

Texas Equal Suffrage Association

1920 - 1940

Movement for equal voting rights for women in Texas

Civil Rights Act

1964 - 2013

Made it illegal for restaurants, hospitals, hotels and other public places to discriminate against people on the basis of race. President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed it.

African Amercian Rights

James Farmer founded CORE

1942 - 2013

CORE = Congress of Racial Equality

Civil Rights Act

1964 - 2013

Voting Rights Act

1965

LBJ signed the voting rights act. This removed obstacles to minorities from voting

Mexican American Rights

GI Forum

1948 - 2013

Dr Hector P Garcia helped organize the G I FORUM to improve veteran's benefits and medical attention

Civil Rights Act

1964 - 2013

Voting Rights Act

1965 - 2013