African American Civil Rights Timeline

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American Civil Rights Timeline

ØCivil Rights Act passed.

1942

ØCongress of Racial Equality (CORE) established.

1946

ØThe Supreme Court declared segregation on buses that crossed state borders was illegal.

ØPresident Truman established a Committee on Civil Rights.

1948

ØDiscrimination in the armed forces was banned.

1952

ØThis was the first year since 1881 without a lynching.

1954

ØThe Supreme Court declared segregation in schools to be unconstitutional.

ØThe last all-black units in the armed forces were disbanded.

1955

ØMontgomery Bus Boycott began after the arrest of Rosa Parks.

1957

ØDr Martin Luther King became President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

ØThe Little Rock High School clash occurs and Eisenhower had to use Federal troops to enforce the law.

1960

ØFirst student sit-ins against segregation at lunch counters occurs.

ØSNCC formed – Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee.

ØElijah Muhammad called for the creation of a separate state for blacks.

1961

ØThe arrest of the Freedom

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