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Civil Rights Movement Timeline
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1954 Civil Rights Movement Start
1968 Civil Rights Movement End
1868 The 14th Amendment to the constitution gave blacks equal protection under the law
1870 The 15th Amendment granted blacks the right to vote.
December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up seat on bus
1948 President Truman issued Executive Order 9981 to end discrimination in the military
September 3, 1957 Nine black students, known as the Little Rock Nine, were escorted to class by National Gaurd and met by a screaming, threatening mob
Pres. Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 into law
February 1, 1960 Four college students refused to leave a Woolworth lunch counter without being served
August 28, 1963 March on Washington
July 2, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964
March 7, 1965 The civil rights movement in Alabama took a violent turn as 600 peaceful demonstrators participated in the Selma to Montgomery march to protest the killing of a black civil rights activist.
August 6, 1965 When Pres. Johnson signed Voting Rights Act into law he took the Civil Rights Act several steps further.
April 4, 1968 Civil Rights leader Nobel Peace Prize recipient Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on his hotel room's balcony
April 11,1968 The Fair Housing Act
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