The History Book Club - CIVIL RIGHTS: AFRICAN-AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (1955-1968) Showing 1-50 of 76
Civil Rights Movement Timeline
Timeline of the civil rights movement
To print the story please do so via the link in the story toolbar. Up until , all schools were segregated. Black and white children were not allowed to go to school together, nor get the same education. The three words "Separate but Equal" flooded America as racial segregation was so apparent during the 's. He succeeded and helped start the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. We see this significance as this was the spark of the Civil Rights Movement in the 's.
The civil rights movement was an organized effort by black Americans to end racial discrimination and gain equal rights under the law. It began in the late s and ended in the late s. May 17, Brown v. Board of Education , a consolidation of five cases into one, is decided by the Supreme Court , effectively ending racial segregation in public schools. Many schools, however, remained segregated.
Historian John Kirk maps out 12 key moments in the campaign for civil rights in America during the middle of the 20th century. The US Supreme Court rules an end to segregation in schools. Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till from Chicago is brutally murdered by whites while visiting relatives in Mississippi. President Dwight D Eisenhower sends in federal soldiers to allow nine black students to attend the school. Four black students in Greensboro, North Carolina, hold the first sit-in. They refuse to move from a segregated lunch counter when denied service.