Civil Rights

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  • Brown VS. Board of Ed.

    Brown VS. Board of Ed.
    Brown was fighting the Board of Ed. because he didnt think that negro and white children should be separated in the school district . He said that as long as we kept them separate they wern't really equal, and he was fighting for all the children, blacks and whites, to feel equal.
  • Emmett till

    Emmett till
    Emmett Till was born on July 25,1941 , and was killed in Augest 28th of 1955 for saying "good bye baby" to a young white girl. He liked her but he wasnt allowed to because he was black. So one night citizens went to his house and brutillly murdered him.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was told by a bus driver to get up and move to the back of the bus so a white man could take her seat , she refused to get out of the seat the bus driver said " i will have you arrested" Rosa said " you may do that" , so he called the police and she was arrested but soon her name was in the news papers that she had made a stand for the blacks, and then people started to protest.
  • Little rock 9

    Little rock 9
    On September 20, 1957, Judge Ronald N. Davies granted the NAACP lawyers, Thurgood Marshall and Wiley Branton, the right to stop Governor from using the National Guard to stop the black students from entering the high school. The Governor finally agreed with them about not using the National Guard, but he wished the nine would stay away from Central High until integration could occur without violence. He knew that there would be violence.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested on May 4,1960 because he was trying to defend the blacks. He was going on strike to defend people .
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    The white attackers pelted the black vehicle with rocks and bricks, slashed tires, smashed windows with pipes and axes and lobbed a firebomb through a broken window. As smoke and flames filled the bus, the mob barricaded the door. "Burn them alive," somebody cried out. "Fry the goddamn nig****." An exploding fuel tank and warning shots from arriving state troopers forced the rabble back and allowed the riders to escape the inferno. Even then some were pummeled with baseball bats as they fled.
  • University of Mississippi desegregated

    University of Mississippi desegregated
    Two people have been killed and at least 75 injured in the riot at the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. Hundreds of extra troops have been brought in to join Federal forces already stationed in the nearby town of Oxford as the violence spread to its streets. The protesters were angry at the admission of James Meredith, for letting a black American, into the university.
  • March on Washington movement

    March on Washington movement
    After Birmingham, President Kennedy proposed a new civil rights bill. To show that the bill had widespread support, civil rights groups united to organize a March in Washington. Organizers hoped to draw a crowd of 100,000, but instead over 250,000 people from around the nation, arriving in more than thirty special trains and 2,000 chartered buses, descended on Washington, DC on August 28, 1963. There, they heard speeches and songs from numerous activists, artists, and civil rights leaders.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. assasinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. assasinated
    At 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, a shot rang out. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who had been standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, now lay sprawled on the balcony's floor. A gaping wound covered a large portion of his jaw and neck. A great man who had spent thirteen years of his life dedicating himself to nonviolent protests had been felled by a sniper's bullet.