civil rights movement

1954- brown vs board- topeka kansas:Ended Legal segregation in public schools

1954-1956 montgomery bus boycott- alabama: African Americans refused to ride public buses in Mont. Rosa Parks arrested for riding bus in white persons seat. Protests lasted 381 days

1957- little rock arkansas high school: Little Rock Nine, 9 Black kids can legally go to high school, harassed and beaten, National guard called in.

1960- first lunch counter sit in- greensboro north carolina: Was a lunch counter sit-in, located in North Carolina. Had racial segregation and protests took place their. Is part of Smithsonian Museum.

1961- black students civil rights bus station- albany georgia: Known as the Freedom Ride, this is where violent protests took place for segregated bus riding. Violent white protesters attacked black protesters resulting in the Kennedy Administration siding with the Civil Rights protesters for the first time. Is now a historic museum.

1962-integration of the university of ole miss mississippi: A black man named James Meredith applied to go to Ole Miss University. It resulted in a legal battle after chaos broke out about it. Riots broke out and peace and order had to be enforced resulting in 2 dead, hundreds wounded and many arrested. 31,000 National Guards were called in to keep order.

1962-integration of the university of ole miss mississippi: A black man named James Meredith applied to go to Ole Miss University. It resulted in a legal battle after chaos broke out about it. Riots broke out and peace and order had to be enforced resulting in 2 dead, hundreds wounded and many arrested. 31,000 National Guards were called in to keep order.

1963-i have a dream- virginia: Speech given by Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial Statue. Got the attention of thousands of people.

1963-Murder of NAACP- Jackson MI: A black man named James Anderson was married and had kids and a job. He was beaten too almost death by seven white teens, who drove from the city of brandon to Jackson looking for an African American to mess with. They yelled racial slurs at him while beating him and then left, he stumbled around looking for help until one of those teens that beat him ran him over killing him instantly. He then drove to a restaurant and bragged about it.

1964-KKK Exposed- Augustine FL: A white man named Stetson Kennedy infiltrated the KKK and exposed them. He learned all of their passwords and handshakes and he even said that the KKK was ridiculous. He humiliated them, which was said to deal a heavy blow to the KKK.

1964-Murder of 3 civil rights workers- Philadelphia MI: James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner were Civil rights activists that were turned over by a state trooper to the KKK and murdered. They were buried under a Dam in Philadelphia. Their was tons of outrage and took years to get justice. They were working on the Freedom Summers project, to get blacks the right to vote.

1965-March for voting rights to Mont.- Selma AL: This was a March across the Pettus Bridge known as Bloody Sunday. Civil rights activists tried to march across this bridge to Selma to protest about voting rights. They were met by police on the bridge and thousands of them were brutally beaten.

1968-Murder of MLK.- Memphis TN: Martin Luther King was a civil rights leader and lead pretty much most of the protests. He is known for his civil rights speeches. He was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee. He was rushed to St. Josephs hospital where he was pronounced dead. Chaos and riots broke out all over the nation because of his death.

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