Black History Month
Updated: 2/10/2020
Black History Month

Storyboard Text

  • If they're going to arrest us for sitting where we want on a bus, then we just won'tride buses
  • Let us in!
  • No!
  • Get out! We won't give you service!
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott (December 5, 1955-December 20, 1956)- Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to J. Fred Blake, causing other African Americans to refuse to ride buses. This was the first large-scale demonstration against segregation.
  • Little Rock School Crisis (September 1957)- 9 black students enrolled in a formerly "all-white" school, the first day of class the school attempted to prevent them from entering, federal troops were called to escort the students inside
  • Sit-in Movement (1960)- Activists sat at segregated lunch counters and refused to leave when denied service because of race. This resulted in the desegregation of many businesses.
  • Freedom Riders (1961)- Civil rights activists tried to use "white-only" bathrooms and lunch counters in southern states' bus stations. It helped to have courts find bus segregation unconstitutional.
  • Million Man March (October 16, 1995) 400,000- 1.1 million African Americans went to a political demonstration in Washington D.C. to promote African American unity. This is among one of the biggest gatherings of it's kind.
  • Barack Obama Campaign (Jan. 20, 2009)- Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, becoming the 1st black president in the U.S.