Civil Rights


Civil Rights

Brown vs. The Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas


Supreme Court case in which the court established segregated schools. They overturned the rule in 1896. The Plessy V. Fergusu]on.

The Case of Emmett Till


who- Roy Bryant, Carolyn Bryant and Emmett Till
what- Roy and Carolyn killed Emmett Till
When- August 1955
Where- In Mississipi
why- Because Emmett Till whistled at Carolyn

Rosa Parks


Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person. This led to an African American boycott on the bus system.

Little Rock Nine

September 4, 1957

who- Nine Students
what- they wanted to enter Little Rock High School
when- September 4, 1957
where- Little Rock

Greensboro Sit-Ins


Despite advances in the fight for racial equality (including the landmark 1954 Supreme Court verdict in Brown v. Board of Education and the Montgomery Bus Boycott), segregation was still the norm across the southern United States in 1960. Early that year, a non-violent protest by young African-American students at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, sparked a sit-in movement that soon spread to college towns throughout the region. Though many of the protesters were arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace, their actions made an immediate and lasting impact, forcing Woolworth's and other establishments to change their segregationist policies.

Freedom Riders


who- people who really disliked Jim Crow Laws
What- defied Jim Crow Laws and called for change
When- 1961
Where- In the deep south
why- to fight segragation

Birmingham Alabama Church Bombing

September 15, 1963

who- Ku Klux Klan, and African American civilions
what- KKK bombed a Church
when- September 15, 1963
where- 16th street in Birmingham, Alabama
why- because the Ku Klux Klan does not like African Americans

Bloody Sunday

March 7, 1965

Who- Civil Rights Marchers
What- Attempted to march to Edmund Pettus Bridge
When- March 7, 1965
Where- Selma Alabama and Montgomery
Why- They wanted Voting Rights

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assasination

April 4, 1968

who- Martin Luther King Jr.
What- He was assainated
When- April 4, 1968
Where- Memphis