Civil Rights Timeline

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  • 1954 Brown v. Board of Education
  •             1957 Civil Rights Act
  • 1960 Freedom Riders/Lunch Counter Sit-ins
  • NAACP lawyers appealed a Kansas court ruling to the U.S. supreme court to allow African American students to receive education too in schools with whites
  • 1963 March on Washington
  • To increase African American voting in the south, also created Civil Rights Commission and established a Civil Rights Division in the US Justice Department
  • 1964 Civil Rights Act/ 24th Amendment
  • You Can Not Discriminate Against Another Race! Poll Taxes are going to be eliminated!
  • The purpose of sit-ins was that they would refuse to leave the counters at restaurants. The purpose of the  Freedom Riders was to integrate Buses and Bus stations
  • 1965 Affirmative Action
  • You're hired!
  • Martin Luther King Jr lead 250,000 blacks and whites in a march on Washington, and gave the "I Have a Dream" speech
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on race, color, etc.. The 24th Amendment was to eliminate poll taxes in federal elections
  • Taking positive steps to raise the number of their minority employees in  the work places
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