Civil Rights Movement

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Civil Rights Movement


Civil Rights Movement

Many people worked towards the day that all Americans would share the same freedoms.

Brown v. Board of Education

By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks (1913—2005) helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States.

On August 28, 1963, a quarter million people gather to support civil rights and share Dr. King's "dream" of equality.

Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was legal counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), he helped to destroyed the Jim Crow segregation.

The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson (1908-73) on August 6, 1965, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels.

Montgomery Bus Boycott


March on Washington


Voting Rights Act



Thurgood Marshall becomes first black justice of the Supreme Court.

On May 17, 1954 the United States Supreme Court's unanimous decision declared that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” and provided a spark to the American civil rights movement.


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