CIVIL RIGHTS TIMELINE
January 31, 1865
Abolished slavery & involuntary servitude
July 9, 1868
"All persons born or naturalized in the United States" which freed former slaves.
February 26, 1869
Prohibits federal & state government from denying any citizen the right to vote based on "color,race".
June 4, 1909
Women can vote.
Desegregation of Armed Forces
July 26, 1948
President Truman desegregated the Armed Forces with the Executive Order of 9981.
Dr. King & the Montgomery Bus Boycott
December 5, 1955
African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery,Alabama, to protest against segregated seating.
Civil Rights Act 1957
Established the Civil Rights Division in the Justice Department, and empowered Federal officials to prosecute any citizens denying another citizens right to vote.
Domestic policies of President Lyndon Johnson.Made contributions to the protection of Civil Rights and the expansion of social programs.
March 4, 1961
Groups of people who challenged racial laws in the American South.
March 4, 1961
Prohibited any poll tax in elections for federal officials.
March On Washington
August 28, 1963
Political Rally known as the March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
July 2, 1964
Prohibited discrimination in public places, provided the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal.
Voting Rights of 1965
May 26, 1965
Law passed to eliminate many devices such as literacy test which had been used to restrict African Americans from voting.
Summer of 1965
Child development program that helped preschool children with disadvantages.
Prohibited discrimination concerning a sale,rental and financing of house based on a race,religion,national origin or sex.
July 1, 1971
Prohibits the States & Federal Gov't from denying the right of a US citizen, eighteen years of age or older to vote.
June 23, 1972
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education programs or activity.