Civil Rights Movement:1950-1970

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  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Decison made by the supreme court that made segregation legal on the basis of seperate but equal.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    Linda Brown lived by a white school and she wasn't allowed to go but her dad wanted her to. He went to court over the matter so his daughter wouldn't have to ride the bus.
  • Emmet Till

    Emmet Till
    He bought candy at a store and as he was leaving he said something to the white owners wife. This was considered out of his place and he was killed. The killers were put on trial but were found innocent. Later they admitted to killing till.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    She refused to give up her bus seat and was arrested.
  • Lunch Counter sit-ins

    Lunch Counter sit-ins
    In cities all over America black people were sitting in at all white diners and resturants.
  • Demonsrations

    Blacks started to enforce their beliefs with marches and rallies signifying they wish to be totally free and equal.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    Blacks rode buses and stayed in their seat when they where told to move. Then the KKK beat the riders up and set the bus on fire.
  • Martin Luther King Arrested

    Martin Luther King Arrested
    Martin Luther King was arrested in 1962 at a black demonsration. He was criticized by whites for going too far to fast. He wrote a letter from the jail.
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    James wanted to enroll in the Mississippi State university. The supreme court said that he could but the state won't let him. He fiannaly gets in with the help of US marshalls
  • Bombing of Church

    Bombing of Church
    The KKK bombed a black church and killed the children at Sunday School.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    THere were northerners that had come down to get blacks registered to vote but some refused for fear of being hurt or killed by the KKK. A lot of people showed up though.
  • Murder of cIvil rIghts workers in Mississippi

    Murder of cIvil rIghts workers in Mississippi
    Three civil rights activists were murdered by the KKK. This prompted the FBI to investigate and they found 44 more bodies in Philidelphia, Mississippi.
  • Jimmie Lee Jackson

    Jimmie Lee Jackson
    Jimmie Lee Jackson was killed by the KKK at a church meeting.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    There was a march after Jackson was killed and a fight broke out.
  • Voting Rights March

    Voting Rights March
    They put on a voting rights march and a fight broke out. There was tear gas let off and people were injured.
  • Legal Interracial Marriges

    Legal Interracial Marriges
    Supreme Court ruling made interacial marriges legal.
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall
    He is the first African American to be admitted into the Supreme Court.
  • Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King is assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennesse.
  • Fred Hampton

    Fred Hampton
    He is shot by the police in a raid but the police are not charged because it was in self-defense.
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    CIvil Rights Movement:1950-1970