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Rosa Parks

Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

Timeline of Civil Rights Movement

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Year
Event
1955
 
Dec 1
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white man, resulting in the Montgomery Bus Boycott which lasts a little over a year
 
 
1956
Dec 21
Montgomery buses are desegragated
1957
 
Jan-Feb
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is established, becoming a major help in organizing the various movements
 
 

1960

 
Feb 1
At a segregated lunch counter, four African American students launch a sit-in, displaying a nonviolence way to fight for justice. This inspires other similar protests throughout the south
 
April
The Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committe (SNCC) is founded

1961

 
May 4
The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) sends members out to public buses to test the new laws of desegregated buses
 
Oct 1
James Meredith becomes the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi

1964

 
Jan 23
The 24th Amendment is written, abolishing poll taxes which were set to make it difficult for poor blacks to vote
 
July 2
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964

1965

 
Aug 10
The Voting Rights of 1965 is passed which made it easier for blacks to register to vote

1967

 
June 12
Loving v. Virginia- Supreme Court states that forbidding interracial marriage is unconstitutional

1968

 
April 11
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968