Civil Rights Movement

Taleya Fuller

1964 Civil rights act

President John F Kennedy gave a televised speech talking about the importance of civil rights for ALL Americans. Then he asked congress to create an act that protected the freedoms of african americans by outlawing discrimination and segregation. Also many us southern congressman did not support the civil rights act.

1960 SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee)

Throughout the south, black and white students were inspired by Dr. King's methods of non-violence and civil disobedience in order to challenge unfair segregation laws. The young students started to boycott segregated business. Also the SNCC also used freedom rides as a way to protect unfair segregation.

1960 Sibley Commission

Many school districts in Georgia threatened to close their schools if they were forced to desegregate. Eventually, the federal government threatened to cut off funding to georgia schools because the state was very slow in outlawing segregation.

1961 UGA Desegregation

Until 1961 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.

1961 Albany Movement

SNCC, NAACP, and Dr.King helped to organize a large movement to end segregation in the south Georgia city of Albany. Protestors helped African-Americans to vote and their efforts to desegregate the city stalled when the albany police arrested many of the protestors, including Dr.King.

1963 March on Washington

100 hundred years after Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation, over 250,000 citizens marched to the Lincoln memorial in Washington D.C. in order gain jobs and freedom for African- Americans.