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Civil Rights
Updated: 4/17/2020
Civil Rights
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  • 1955
  • NO!!
  • Get off!
  • 1957
  • Civil Rights Act
  • 1960
  • 1963
  • Rosa Parks (NAACP member) refuses to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus. After that, she was arrested and the Montgomery bus boycott started.
  • 1965
  • Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1957 into law to help protect voter rights. The law allows federal prosecution of those who suppress another’s right to vote.
  • The Greensboro sit-in was a civil rights protest. It started when four African American college students in Greensboro refuse to leave a Woolworth’s “whites only” lunch counter after being denied service.
  • 1968
  • Martin Luther King gives his “I Have A Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Approximately 250 thousand people take part in The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
  • President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prevent the use of literacy tests as a voting requirement.
  • Voting Rights Act
  • The Fair Housing Act became law on 1968, just days after Mr. King’s assassination. It prevented housing discrimination based on race, religion, sex and national origin.
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