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Civil Rights Timeline
Transcript of Civil Rights Timeline
Declared unconstitutional in 1883 by Surpreme Court! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/reconstruction/activism/ps_1875.html Sept. 1955- Jet magazine's publication of pictures from the murder of Emmett Till Dec. 1955-6- Montgomery Bus Boycott 1957-Little Rock Nine enter Central High School Feb 1960- Greensboro, NC. Sit-ins organized by SNCC March 1963- March on Washington 1964- Civil Rights Act of 1964 Passsed 1883-Supreme Court
declared unconstitutional The Fight for Civil Rights of African Americans http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/till/ The Emmett Till Case is an example of the power of an ordinary person and the mass media to create and inspire change in others. Emmett Till was brutally murdered in 1955 by a groups of angry white men in Mississippi. An indirect cause of this anger was the Brown v. Board of Education ruling. After seeing her son's mutilated body, Mamie Till, was determined to let the world know of the injustice and hatred. She had an open casket funeral and let Jet magazine publish photographs of Emmett's body. Other mass media outlets picked up the story as well. This inspired people like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X to motivate others and activitely fight for their rights.