Project Part A: Mckenzie Mason

Timeline created by mckenziemason04
In History
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Allowed racial segregation on buses.
  • Baton Rouge Bus Boycott

    Protested about the payment on the buses in which black people paid the most out of the white. They did not ride any buses until something was said.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Schools for black children were not equal to schools for white children.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Protested about the racial segregation on the buses. Successfully ended the racial segregation on buses.
  • Little Rock Nine

    9 Teenagers attended a white high school. In which it resulted to many white people raging.
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

    Led protests, boycotts, sit-ins, freedom rides, voter registration drives were huge. And were successful at grass roots organizing.
  • Greensboro sit in

    A nonviolent sit in of 4 young black college students at a segregated restaurant.
  • Freedom Riders

    Bus trips through the south with black and white protesters(many of them young- high school, college age). Faced extreme violence in the south.
  • Albany Movement

    SNCC and local activists performed an non violent protest. Many African Americans were arrested.
  • Birmingham Campaign

    Marches, boycotts, and sit ins. Many children were attacked, and some changes in city/local discrimination laws.
  • March on Washington

    National civil rights rally about jobs and freedom, but it made more than just that and famous speech " i have a dream."
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    the act ended racial segregation in public places, and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    The act banned literacy tests, and poll taxes.
  • 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery

    Dr. King and others marched in a voter registration drive. Were met with major violence by police and local officials.
  • 1965 Watts Riots

    One of the biggest riots in LA. raged for six days and resulted in more than forty million dollars worth of property damage, was both the largest and costliest urban rebellion of the Civil Rights era.
  • Black Panther Party

    Started by black working class students. It was first about self defense and protecting black neighborhoods. Soon became more militant and more of a organization.
  • 1968 Olympics

    Black athletes during this time were very inspiring to the black culture and to black communities.