Civil Rights Timeline

Amendments- 13th,14th,15th,19th,24th , 26th


13th Abolish slavery- 14th Declares that all persons born in the U.S. are citizens and are guaranteed equal protection of the laws- 15th This amendment granted black men the right to vote- 19th Gave women the right to vote- 24th Remove poll Taxes- 26th Right to vote at 18.

Civil Rights Act of 57

Empowered federal officials to prosecute individuals that conspired to deny or abridge another citizen’s right to vote.

Civil Rights Act of 64

Prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal.

Voting Rights Act of 65

The act banned the use of literacy tests, provided for federal oversight of voter registration in areas where less than 50 percent of the nonwhite population had not registered to vote, and authorized the U.S. attorney general to investigate the use of poll taxes in state and local elections.

Title IX

The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education programs and to provide individual citizens effective protection against those practices.

Desegregation of the Armed Forces (Executive order 9981)

During war, President Truman decided to desegregate the troops at the war.

Freedom Rides

Courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.

Dr. King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating.

March on Washington D.C.

Organized by a number of civil rights and religious groups, the event was designed to shed light on the political and social challenges African Americans continued to face across the country.

Upward Bound

High school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.

Head Start

Child development program that would help communities meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children.

Great Society

Johnson proposed an expansion in the federal government's role in domestic policy.


Prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin and sex.

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