1950-1970

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  • Racial Issues rise

    Racial Issues rise
    School segragationDuring the early 1950"s many black students were not recognized and where not allowed to be taught. Many students sat in shacks trying to gain a education. Article 2.
    Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or
  • Malcolm X Begans his movement

    Malcolm X Begans his movement
    Malcolm X becomes a minister of the Nation of Islam. Over the next several years his influence increases until he is one of the two most powerful members of the Black Muslims (the other was its leader, Elijah Muhammad). A black nationalist and separatist movement, the Nation of Islam contends that only blacks can resolve the problems of blacks. Read more: African-American History Timeline (Civil Rights Movement, Facts, Events, Leaders) — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmtime
  • Black's Become Isolated

    Black's Become Isolated
    Black people became the targets to racist, violent, and uncaring white people. They where hunted by the common cult group the KKK. Article 5.
    No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
  • Brown vs.Board

    Brown vs.Board
    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans. declares that racial segregation in schools is unconstitutional (May 17). Article 7.
    All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Decla Read more: African-American History Timeline (Civil Rights Movement, Facts, Events, Leaders) — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmtimeline.html#ixzz1bzc1zYX7
  • Emmet Till,

    Emmet Till,
    A young black boy, Emmett Till, is brutally murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. Two white men charged with the crime are acquitted by an all-white jury. They later boast about committing the murder. The public outrage generated by the case helps spur the civil rights movement (Aug.). Article 5.
    No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat at the front of the "colored section" of a bus to a white passenger (Dec.1). In response to her arrest Montgomery's black community launch a successful year-long bus boycott. Montgomery's buses are desegregated on Dec. 21, 1956. Article 7.
    All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    Article 22.
    Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation. Nine black students are blocked from entering the school on the orders of Governor Orval Faubus. (Sept. 24). Federal troops and the National Guard are called to intervene on behalf of the students, who become known as the "Little Rock Nine." Despite a year of violent threats, several of the "Little Rock Nine" manage to graduat
  • Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King
    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), a civil rights group, is established by Martin Luther King, Charles K. Steele, and Fred L. Shuttlesworth (Jan.-Feb.)
    Article 20
    1.Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
  • Motown Takeover

    Motown Takeover
    In 1959, Berry Gordy -- a one-time assembly line worker at Ford Motor Company -- founded a Detroit-based record company called Motown. By 1963, Motown became the most successful black-owned record company in the history of American music. Motown had a stable of vocal groups, songwriters, musicians. The productions were known for their "tight orchestrations and catchy lyrics" (Maurice Isserman & Michael Kazin, American Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, p.94). Motown was a complete operation
  • Segragation In the south

    Many People in the south faced being seperate and hated due to the fact that there skin was black. Many Blacks used peacful walks to show they had rights.
    Article 19.
    Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
  • Students Begin sit in

    Students Begin sit in
    Article 7.
    All are equal before the law and are entitled. Four black students in Greensboro, North Carolina, begin a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter (Feb. 1). Six months later the "Greensboro Four" are served lunch at the same Woolworth's counter. The event triggers many similar nonviolent protests throughout the South. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) is founded, providing young blacks with a place in the civil rights movement (April
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    Over the spring and summer, student volunteers begin taking bus trips through the South to test out new laws that prohibit segregation in interstate travel facilities, which includes bus and railway stations. Several of the groups of "freedom riders," as they are called, are attacked by angry mobs along the way. The program, sponsored by The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), involves more than 1,000 volunteers, black and white.
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    James Meredith becomes the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi (Oct. 1). President Kennedy sends 5,000 federal troops after rioting breaks out. Article 18.
    Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
  • Martin Luther King's Movement

    Martin Luther King's Movement
    Martin Luther King is arrested and jailed during anti-segregation protests in Birmingham, Ala. He writes "Letter from Birmingham Jail," which advocated nonviolent civil disobedience. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is attended by about 250,000 people, the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital. Martin Luther King delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The march builds momentum for civil rights legislation
  • Birmingham Boming

    Birmingham Boming
    Four young black girls attending Sunday school are killed when a bomb explodes at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, a popular location for civil rights meetings. Riots erupt in Birmingham, leading to the deaths of two more black youths (Sept. 15). Article 5.
    No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
  • Malcolm X Speech

    Malcolm X Speech
    Malcolm X: "I see America through the eyes of a victim. I don’t see any American dream. I see an American nightmare." Comment 3rd April 1964. Article 20.
    1.Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act, the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. It prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion, or national origin (July 2).
  • Students Missing

    Students Missing
    The bodies of three civil-rights workers are found. Murdered by the KKK, James E. Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner had been working to register black voters in Mississippi (Aug Article 5.
    No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
  • Malcolm X Killed

    Malcolm X Killed
    Malcolm X, black nationalist and founder of the Organization of Afro-American Unity, is assassinated (Feb. 21). Article 5.
    No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
  • Maya Angelou Poetry

    Maya Angelou Poetry
    The free bird leaps
    on the back of the win
    and floats downstream
    till the current ends
    and dips his wings
    in the orange sun rays
    and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks
    down his narrow cage
    can seldom see through
    his bars of rage
    his wings are clipped and
    his feet are tied
    so he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird sings
    with fearful trill
    of the things unknown
    but longed for still
    and is tune is heard
    on the distant hillfor the caged bird
    sings of freedom
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    State troopers violently attack peaceful demonstrators led by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., as they try to cross the Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. Fifty marchers are hospitalized on "Bloody Sunday," after police use tear gas, whips, and clubs against them. The march is considered the catalyst for pushing through the voting rights act five months later (March 7).
    Article 5.
    No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
  • Congress Passes

    Congress Passes
    Congress passes the Voting Rights Act of 1965, making it easier for Southern blacks to register to vote. Literacy tests, poll taxes, and other such requirements that were used to restrict black voting are made illegal (Aug. 10).
  • Martin Luther King Wins Noble Prize

    Martin Luther King Wins Noble Prize
    Martin Luther King receives the Nobel Peace Prize. (Oct Article 1.
    All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
  • Black Power Speech

    Black Power Speech
    Stokely Carmichael, a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), coins the phrase "black power" in a speech in Seattle (April 19). " Black is bold, Black is beautiful, and Black is Power." Article 27.
    1.Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
  • Jesse Jackson Speech

    Jesse Jackson Speech
    Jesse Jackson: "I am - Somebody. I may be poor, but I am - Somebody! I may be on welfare, but I am - Somebody! I may be uneducated, but I am - Somebody! I must be, I’m God’s child. I must be respected and protected. I am black and I am beautiful! I am - Somebody! Soul Power!" Article 20.
    1.Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association
  • Black Panthers

    Black Panthers
    The Black Panthers are founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale (Oct.). Article 18.
    Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
  • Un-consitutional

    Un-consitutional
    The Supreme Court rules in Loving v. Virginia that prohibiting interracial marriage is unconstitutional. Sixteen states still have anti-miscegenation laws and are forced to revise them. Article 16.
    1.Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
  • Thurgood Marshell

    Thurgood Marshell
    President Johnson appoints Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court. He becomes the first black Supreme Court Justice. Article 23.
    1.Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment
  • Martin Luther King Dead

    Martin Luther King Dead
    Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. (April 4). Article 5.
    No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    Civil Rights Act of 1968
    President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing (April 11). Article 7.
    All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination
  • Tuskgsee Syphillis Ends

    Tuskgsee Syphillis Ends
    The infamous Tuskegee Syphilis experiment ends. Begun in 1932, the U.S. Public Health Service's 40-year experiment on 399 black men in the late stages of syphilis has been described as an experiment that "used human beings as laboratory animals in a long and inefficient study of how long it takes syphilis to kill someone."