Civil Rights Timeline

Timeline created by JFilks
In History
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    This amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The right for citizens to vote no matter their race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Stemmed for the separate car act in Louisiana. The supreme court ruled that it was not unconstitutional for public accommodations to be "separate but equal". Jim Crow laws stemmed from the ruling of this case.
  • 1968 Civil Rights Act

    1968 Civil Rights Act
    This act expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, religion, and national origin.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assasination

    Martin Luther King Jr. Assasination
    MLK Jr. was shot in Memphis, Tennessee. He was the most visible spokesperson and leader for the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Little Rock Nine Incident

    Little Rock Nine Incident
    Nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School. They were initially denied the right to go there by the Governor of Arkansas but were later escorted by the National Guard to class.
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
    This was a civil rights organization. Their first leader was Martin Luther King Jr. and they had a large role in the civil rights movement. The date is when it started.
  • Letter From Birmingham

    Letter From Birmingham
    This letter was written by Martin Luther King Jr. from Birmingham Jail. He was defending his strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    March advocating for civil and economic rights. Around 250,000 people marched and 75-80 of them were black. Martin Luther King Jr. led the march and gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • Birmingham Church Bombing

    Birmingham Church Bombing
    The 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed as an act of white supremacist terrorism. 4 young girls were killed.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    This amendment states that no person should be denied the right to vote in any election even if they haven't payed their taxes.
  • 1964 Civil Rights Act

    1964 Civil Rights Act
    This act was a part of the 14th Amendment. It outlawed discrimination based on race, religion, sex, or national origin. It prohibits unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations.
  • Malcolm X Assassination

    Malcolm X Assassination
    Malcolm X was a Muslim leader and human rights activist. He was shot in the Audubon Ballroom.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    Prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
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    Ida B. Wells

    Ida B wells was an early leader for the civil rights movement. She was an educator, investigative journalists,and also one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
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    Brown v. Board of Education

    In this ruling, the supreme court decided that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Political and social protest against the segregation in busses.
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    Freedom RIders

    A group of civil rights activist traveled through the south to support civil rights and the bus boycott. They were harassed and some buses were even set on fire.