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Ben And Lucas TImeline
15 Dec 2017
Black Leaders founded the Niagara act. It brought up the legal changes addressing the issues of crime, economics, religion, health, and education.
In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt provided more support for African Americans than at any other time since Reconstruction.
The first Emancipation Proclamation was read by President Lincoln, stating that all slaves were free in all states of the United States. It was the first step in African Americans Civil Rights.
The KKK was founded by a group of Confederate veterans. They attacked black people alike and killed them.
The civil rights act was passed by Congress on April 9th 1866 over the veto of President Andrew Johnson. The act declared that all people born in the United States were now citizens, without regard to race, color, or previous country.
The Civil Rights Act of 1875 was the Enforcement act or it was sometimes called the Force act.
The U.S supreme court ruled that African Americans could not be excluded from a jury based on color of skin.
The Tennessee State Legislature voted to segregate railroad passenger cars. Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles started a college for black women.
Jim Crow laws were put in place. They segregated all facilities in the former Southern Confederate states.
In Brown vs. Board of Education, the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of classrooms was unconstitutional.
Emmett Till was a fourteen-year-old boy who was from Chicago visiting family in Mississippi who was brutally beaten.
Martin Luther King, Charles K. Steele, and Fred L. Shuttlesworth establish the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, of which King is made the first president.
African Americans would sit at food counters for long periods of time until they were noticed and served food. These were called “Sit-In-Campaigns.”
Martin Luther King went to President John F. Kennedy to enact a second Emancipation Proclamation to desegregate schools and buildings, and basically gave rights to African Americans.
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