Events in the Civil Rights Era
By: Joyce Choe
Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka
On May 17, 1954, the Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka occurred. During this time, a young woman named Linda Brown was involved in a court case because it took her 21 blocks to go to school since she was not allowed to take any shortcuts due to the color of her skin. Because of these actions, Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren argued that it was unconstitutional and segregation began to slowly end allowing people to feel secure and happy.
Death of Emmett Till
Montgomery Bus Boycott- Rosa Parks
Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech
Little Rock Central High
Martin Luther King Jr,- Letters from Birmingham Jail
Letters from Birmingham Jail is a very long letter written by Martin Luther King Jr on April 16, 1963. King wrote this letter while waiting inside a city jail, in Birmingham, Alabama because he was arrested for a planned non-violent protest to stop racial segregation. Trying to clearly state his own personal opinions with his anger, King writes a large letter to clergymen to stop this unjust act.
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
Sweatt vs. Painter
Start of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Enacted in 1964, the Civil Rights Act was a piece of legislation that was created in the United States. It outlawed many forms of discrimination such as racial, ethical, national, religious miniorites, and even women. Because this act was created, it ended many unequal voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, facilities, and workplaces.