Civil Rights Movement
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
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
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.
Thursday, April 28th 1960 at 12am
Georgia, United States
Desegregate means to end the practice of segregation. Many school districts in Georgia threatened to close their schools if they were forced to desegregate.
Sunday, Feb. 28th 1960 at 12am to Tuesday, Feb. 28th 1961 at 12am
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
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.
Friday, Nov. 17th 1961 at 12am
Albany, GA, United States
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
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.