U.S. Civil Rights Timeline

By:Mackinsey Dreher

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campaign to desegregate city
a.)A bombed exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church. The church had a predominately black congregation that served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders.
b.) Four young girls were killed and many were injured. in outrage of the incident, there were many violent protest against the police and the protesters that gained national attention.
c.) the bombing that led to protests gained a lot of national attention and brought more people to help with the civil rights movement and bring light to the large infestation of the KKK groups.

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March on Washington: ¨I Have a Dream¨ speech
a.)Americans gathered in Washington DC for the civil rights and religious groups organised for a political rally known s March on Washington for jobs and freedom.
b.) More than 200,000 Americans gathered for the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his ¨I Have a Dream¨ speech
c.) The ¨I Have a Dream¨ speech became famous and gave call for racial justice and equality. The speech also inspired many Americans to join the civil rights movement.

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murder of three civil rights workers
a.)Three Civil Rights workers disappeared on June 21 and when the remains were found, it gained a lot of national attention.
b.) Of the three who disappeared, two were white New Yorkers, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman. Who went to Mississippi to help with the civil rights movements. The third was an African American, James Chaney, a local man. The three men were kidnapped by the KKK and murdered.

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c.) The disappearance gained attention from the media and got people to focus on theKK and racism in the South.

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march for voting rights
A.) Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference made Alabama focus it’s efforts on registering black voters in the South. The marchers were met with violent resistance by the authorities.
b.) The protesters were attempting to reach Selma with protection from the National Guard troop and finally reached Selma in three days.
C.) This march, along with King’s assistance, helped raise awareness of the difficulty faced by Southern black voters.

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murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
a.) On April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot while standing on his balcony outside his second floor room at the Lorraine Motel. He was in Memphis to support a station workers strike.
b.) Martin Luther King Jr. was on his way to dinner when he was shot in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. James earl Ray was the man who shot martin Luther King Jr.
c.)The murder of Martin Luther King Jr. joined together many civil rights workers. Thousands of people lined the streets to pay tribute to King.