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Chronology of the Civil Rights Movement

1776 Declaration of Independence
1787 Constitution signed
This document, signed on September 17, 1787, established the
government of the United States. The Constitution of the United
States of America is the supreme law, the foundation and source of
the legal authority underlying the existence…

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in the south, without alienating the Republican support of states in
the north and west. It was largely in order to placate the northern
states that the 15th Amendment allowed states to impose their own
voting qualifications, while at the same time accepting the principle of
the amendment. It led…

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African Americans were able to use examples from their divisions in
the war as civil rights propoganda such as using the examples of
soldiers being beaten up as soon as they got back from war and by
saying to other African Americans, you're willing to fight for the
whites in…

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involved with the following: protests against "Jim Crow" laws in the
40's, the "Sit-ins" of the 50's, the "Freedom Rides" of the 60's and
the Washington March in 1963.
1943 Race riots in Detroit, Harlem and Mobile, Alabama
The blacks were often the poorest in the community, suffering from

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Cold War begins
Decolonisation begins (new African ambassadors face
segregation in Washington)
1946 Demobilised Black GIs attacked on return to South
Black G.I s on their arrival home in the Southern States were not
greeted as heroes. Instead they were being pulled off the buses by
angry mobs and beaten…

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misdemeanour to maintain or operate, teach or attend a school at
which both whites and African Americans are enrolled or taught.
Appellant filed a complaint requesting injunctive relief, alleging that
the action of the school authorities and the statutes upon which their
action was based were unconstitutional and deprived him…

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declaring that state laws that established separate public schools for
black and white students denied black children equal educational
opportunities. The unanimous (9-0) decision stated that "separate
educational facilities are inherently unequal." It set an important
precedent for a fundamental issue ­ education and paved way for
integration and the…

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1956-71 COINTELPRO operates under J Edgar Hoover's jurisdiction
1957 SCLC established
Southern Christian leadership conference, the leader being MLK
became an important organisation in the civil rights movement. It was
formed to widen the participation in the civil rights movement, and
widening activity.
This promoted MLK and acknowledged as a…

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EEOC created
1961-2 Albany Movement
The protest included campaigns to get black people on the voting
register and desegregation in public places. The police response of
provoking violence did not work, as the protesters remained under
King's philosophy and did not react to the violence.
The campaign was a failure…

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Kennedy introduces Civil Rights Bill
After outlining specific recommendations and lining up bipartisan
support, the Kennedy administration sent its proposal for a bill to
Congress on June 19. One week later, President Kennedy told
Congress that the new civil rights laws he proposed involve every
American's right to vote, to…




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