Civil Rights Timeline

By: Sarah Kroth |

1909  NAACP is founded
1925 Ku Klux Klan’s first national demonstration in Washington, D.C.
1948 Truman desegregates the military

Little Rock Nine met by National Guard member

1954 Brown v. Board desegregates public schools
1955 Rosa Parks begins the Montgomery Bus Boycott
1957 JFK sends federal troops to integrate University of Mississippi, segregation ruled unconstitutional in all transport facility, military fully integrated
1960 The first lunch counter sit-in begins in Greensboro, North Carolina
1961 Freedom Rides begin
1962 JFK sends federal troops to integrate University of Mississippi, segregation ruled unconstitutional in all transport facility, military fully integrated
1963 Medgar Evers assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  delivers his “I Have a Dream” Speech, Birmingham  Church bombing

MLK Jr “I have a Dream” speech.

1964 Civil Rights Act passed, 24th Amendment  abolishes the poll tax
1965 Marches from Selma to Montgomery begin, Malcom X assassinated, Voting Rights Act passed 

Justice Thurgood Marshall

1967 Thurgood Marshall appointed to Supreme Court
1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated, LBJ signs Civil Rights Act of 1968

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