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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Civil Rights Movement 1948 July 26 - President Truman signs Executive Order 9981, declaring equality of treatment & opportunity for all personnel in the armed forces regardless of race, color, religion, or national origin. 1954 May - 17 Brown v. Board ofEducation of Topeka, KS.The Supreme Court rulesunanimously agreeing thatsegregation in publicschools is unconstitutional. 1955 Aug - 14-year-old Emmett Tillis kidnapped, brutally beaten,shot, and dumped in theTallahatchie River in Mississippi.Dec 1 - NAACP member RosaParks refuses to give up herseat in the "colored section"of a bus, then arrested. 1957 Sep - Nine Black studentsblocked from entering all-white Central High Schoolin Little Rock, AK 1961 May 4 - Student volunteersbegin taking bus trips throughthe South to test the new lawsprohibiting segregation in inter-state travel facilities; "freedomrides." 1962 Oct 1 - James Meredith,first Black student enrollsin the University ofMississippi followed beriots and violence. PresidentJohnson ordered in federaltroops. 1963 Apr 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. arrested in Birmingham protest.May - "Bull" Connor use of dogs, fire hoses & brutality on Blackstelevised.Jun 12 - NAACP field secretary, Medgar Evers, murdered in theDriveway of his home.Aug 28 - 200,000 people march on Washington, D.C.. MLK's "I Have aDream" speech." double click to change this header text! 1964 Jul 2 - President Johnson signsthe Civil Rights Act of 1964prohibiting discrimination of allkinds and enforced desegregation.Aug 4 - Bodies of three civil rightsworkers-2 White, 1 Black found ina Mississippi earthen dam. 1965 Mar 7 - Selma, AL, march toMontgomery stopped at thePettus Bridge by policeblockade using gas, whips, & clubs. Dubbed "BloodySunday."Aug 10 - Congress Conclusion: The Civil rights movement involved a series of events calling for human rightsequal treatment for disenfranchised Blacks. Through non-violent civil disobedience,Black leaders were able to secure federal legislation to override state and local Jim Crow Laws.The results guaranteed rights for all men to pursue life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Earl Darby CUR/518 February 2, 2015Professor Melanie Latin
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