Civil Rights Movement

Richard Le

UGA is now intergrated...

The 1961 desegregation of the University of Georgia by Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter is considered a defining moment in civil rights history, leading to the desegregation of other institutions of higher education in Georgia and throughout the Deep South.

March on Washington D.C.

Wednesday, Aug. 28th 1963 at 12am

Washington D.C., WV, United States

Washington, WV

100 years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, over 250,000 citizens marched to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. in order to gain jobs and freedom for African Americans.

SNCC ( Student non-violent coordinating committee)

Sunday, April 17th 1960 at 12am

Greensboro, NC, United States

Greensboro, NC

Throughout the south, groups of black and white students were inspired by Dr. King's methods of non-violence and civil disobedience in order to challenge unfair segregation laws. Greensboro, NC is where it began.

Sibley commission

Thursday, April 28th 1960 at 12am

Georgia, United States

GA

Desegregate means to end the practice of segregation. Many school districts in Georgia threatened to close their schools if they were forced to desegregate.

UGA desegregation

Sunday, Feb. 28th 1960 at 12am to Tuesday, Feb. 28th 1961 at 12am

University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States

Athens, GA

It wasn't until 1961 that African-Americans were allowed to attend the University of Georgia. Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter were the first black students integrated in the all-white college.

Albany movement

Friday, Nov. 17th 1961 at 12am

Albany, GA, United States

Albany, GA

SNCC, NAACP, and Dr. King helped to organize a large movement to end segregation in the south Georgia city of Albany. In addition to marches and boycotts, the protestors also help African-Americans register to vote.

Civil rights act

Thursday, June 11th 1964 at 12am

United States

On June 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave a televised speech talking about the importance of civil rights for all Americans. He then asked Congress to create an Act that protected the freedoms of African-Americans by outlawing discrimination and segregation.