The Civil Rights Movement

By: Jasmine Myers

July 2, 1964

President Johnson signed the civil rights act. This act was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since reconstruction.

1863

President Lincoln issues that Emancipation Proclamation, declaring "That all persons held as slaves" within confederate states "are, and henceforward shall be free".

August 28, 1963

the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is attended by about 250,000 people, the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation’s capital. Martin Luther King delivers his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The march builds momentum for civil rights legislation.

December 1, 1955

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat at the front of the “colored section” of a bus to a white passenger. In response to her arrest Montgomery’s black community launched a successful year-long bus boycott. Montgomery’s buses were desegregated on Dec. 21, 1956.

1808

Congress bans the importation of slaves from Africa.

Why i Chose This?

I chose the Civil Rights movement because it helped me learn and understand more about what was going on and about what was happening during that time period. I also chose this because there was so much that was happening and going on i wanted to learn more about it and do some research on it. Also i chose this because somewhere in this world there is things going on that is kinda like what was going on during the civil rights movement.