Civil RIghts USA
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Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in southern states that had refused to join the Union.
“Jim Crow” codes, which resulted in “separate but equal” treatment for blacks, were in effect in parts of the United States.
The NAACP—National Association for the Advancement of Colored People—was founded
Thurgood Marshall won the case Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the front of the “colored” section of a city bus to a white man.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Charles K. Steele, and Fred L. Shuttlesworth founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Governor of Arkansas ordered the National Guard to block nine black students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.
Four black students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College were refused service at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) sponsored activist groups known as “Freedom Riders.”
The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested and jailed during anti-segregation protests in Birmingham, Alabama.
President John F. Kennedy spoke about civil rights in a televised speech.
The “March on Washington [for Jobs and Freedom]” brought over 200,000 people to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
A bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church, a popular location for civil rights meetings in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Mississippi Summer Project—or Freedom Summer
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Malcolm X, the black nationalist and founder of the Organization of Afro-American Unity, was shot to death
Civil rights activists began a march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery in support of voting rights.
Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American Supreme Court justice.
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was in Memphis, Tennessee, to take part in a strike by black city workers.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favour of busing as a means of desegregating public schools
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