Civil Rights Timeline

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Thirteenth Amendment

December 6, 1865

14th Amendment

July 9, 1868

15th Amendment

February 3, 1870

Jim Crow Laws

October 4, 1877

Plessy v. Ferguson

April 18, 1896

NAACP Created

February 12, 1909

Brown v. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Emmett Till

August 28, 1955

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 5, 1955

Little Rock 9

September 25, 1957

Sit-in "Greensboro 4"

February 1, 1960

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961

James Meredith

September 20, 1962

Birmingham, Alabama

April 2, 1963

March on Washington

August 28, 1963

24th Amendment

January 23, 1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964

July 2, 1964

Assassination of Malcolm X

February 21, 1965

Selma

March 21, 1965

Voting Rights Act of 1965

August 6, 1965

Black Power Movement

June 16, 1966

Black Panther Party

October 15, 1966

Assassination of MLK Jr.

April 4, 1968