Civil Rights In Texas- Janel, 1st period

Women's Rights

Women's suffrage movement

1918

Early chapters of the Texas Women's Suffrage Movement were formed in major Texas cities.

19th Amendment Passed

1919

The Texas Equal Suffrage Association supported and campaigned for the passage of this amendment.

19th Amendment

1920

The 19th amendment gave women the right to vote in the United States

Jane McCallum

1920

She was a member of the " Petticoat Lobby" which worked education, prison reform, prohibition, mother and child healthcare, literacy, and the elimination of child labor. She was appointed as Secretary of State under governor Dan Moody.

Ovetta Culp Hobby

1931

She served as the parliamentarian of the Texas of Legislature and then became Director of the Women's Army Corp. She received the rank of colonel and received the Distinguish Service Medal ( She was the first women to receive this award.)

Lulu Bell Madison White

1937

She was a rights activist devoted to struggle against Jim Crow in Texas. She campaigned for the right to vote, for equal pay for equal work, and desegregation of public facilities for African Americans. She was president of the Houston chapter of the NAACP.

African American Rights

CORE

1920 - 1999

Created an organization to end segregation and discrimination

Civil Rights

1964

It was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson

Voting Rights Act

1965

It was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson

Mexican American Rights

LULAC

1929

League of United Latin American citizens was formed in Corpus Christi to support the rights for Spanish speaking people.

GI Forum

1948

The American GI Forum was founded by Dr. Hector Garcia. Garcia and and the GI Forum to help veterans to obtain an education and health care.