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Civil Rights Movement

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TIm Moller

on 27 May 2016

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Transcript of Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement
December 1955
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white person on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She is arrested and the Montgomery bus boycott begins.
January 1957
Martin Luther King together with other ministers create the SCLC.
May 1961
First freedom riders are organized to desegregate interstate bus travel.
March 1965
Martin Luther King leads a march in Selma, Alabama for a new voting right law, and gets attacked by the police
May 1963
Martin Luther King leads a protest in Birmingham, Alabama. The poice start assaulting the protestors and MLK is jailed.
September 1962
James Meredith, applied to transfer to University of Mississippi. The governor stops him, and riots break out causing Kennedy to send troops.
August 1963
Martin Luther King delivers the "I have a dream" speech in Washington D.C after a march.
May 1954
Brown v. Board of Education

Supreme Court declares at segregated schools is unconstitutional, and that it violated the fourteenth amendment.
February 1960
Students do a sit-in at a local lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. The restaurant was a whites-only counter at a Wordsworth's
August 1965
Congress passes the Voting Rights Act.
July 1964
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
September 1957
Arkansas governor blocks desegregation Little Rock High School, making Eisenhower send troops.
Supreme court declared segregation to be constitutional in the Plessy v. Ferguson case.
Norris v. Alabama, NAACP have a victory in their fight for desegregation, when it is ruled that exclusion of African Americans from juries violated their right to equal protection under the law.
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