Civil rights

american civil rights 1942-1968

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1942
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) established
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1946
Morgan V Virginia . President Truman established a committee on Civil Rights.
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1948
Discrimination in the armed forces was banned. executive order 9981
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1952
This was the first year since 1881 without a lynching.
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1954
brown V board. The last all-black units in the armed forces were disbanded.
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1955
Montgomery Bus Boycott began after the arrest of Rosa Parks.
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1957
Dr Martin Luther King became President of the SCLC The Little Rock High School. Civil Rights Act passed.
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1960
greensboro sit ins . SNCC formed- Student nonviolent Co-ordinating committee. Elijah Muhammad called for the creation of a separate state for blacks.
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1961
Freedom Ride. JFK becomes president
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1962
James Meredith's attempt to attend Mississippi University was only successful as a result of Federal troops being used.Albany Movement
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1963
NAACP leader- Medgar Evers - was assassinated.marched on Washington. Four black children were killed in the Birmingham church bombing
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1964
Riots in Harlem(New York), Chicago, Rochester & Philadelphia - civil rights act passed.johnson comes to power.
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1965
Malcolm X was assassinated. Civil rights from Selma to Montgomery lead by Martin Luther King. Voting Rights Act passed. violent riot in Watts, LA- 34 dead
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1966
The idea of Black Power was introduced by Stokely Carmichael. MLK northern campagin
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1967
State Laws forbidding inter-racial marriage were declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court. Thurgood Marshall became the first Black American to be appointed to the Supreme Court by Texan president Lyndon Johnson.
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1968
MLK poor people campaign Martin Luther King assassinated. At Mexico Olympics a Black Power protest was made at the medal ceremony by Tommy Smith & John Carlos
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1945
truman becomes president
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1947
journey of reconciliation
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1953
eisenhower comes to power
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