Civil Rights Movement

Joel Juarez

1964 Civil Rights Act

On June 11, 1963 President John F. Kennedy (J.F.K.) televised a speech about the importance of Civil Rights for ALL Americans. Afterwards he asked Congress to write an act that protected the freedom of African Americans

1960 SNCC

Students in the South were inspired by Dr. Kings methods of non-violence. Young students began boycotting segregated businesses using sit-ins to cause businesses to loose money

1960 Sibley

Desegregation was the end to the act of segregation (separating a race from another.) Schools began threatening to close down if the government didn't stop desegregation

1961 UGA Desegregation

In 1961 African-Americans were allowed to attend University of Georgia. Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter were the first African-Americans integrated to UGA. By 1963 both of them had graduated from the University

1961 Albany Movement

The SNCC and NAACP helped to organize a large movement to end segregation in Albany. There were boycotts and the protesters also helped get African-Americans register to vote.

1963 March on Washington

One hundred years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation over 250,000 people marched in the Lincoln Memorial in order to gain jobs and freedom. Many activists spoke to the crowd and Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech