Nevada Union High School

Nevada Union High School

Mrs. Starr's Civil Rights Assignment

You have some fascinating topics to address. You can find the topics at the bottom of this page. Here are some links to get you started on your assignment:
PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/timeline/civil_01.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/
NAACP: http://www.naacp.org/pages/naacp-history

Office of Civil Rights: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/

  1. Brown v. Topeka Board of Education (KS)
  2. Rosa Parks Arrested
  3. Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) formed
  4. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) formed
  5. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) formed
  6. Congress Of Racial Equality (CORE) formed
  7. Montgomery Bus Boycott
  8. Emmitt Till Murder
  9. Arkansas Nine (integrate Little Rock schools)
  10. Ruby Bridges (integrate LA schools)
  11. Woolworth Sit Ins (Greensboro, NC)
  12. Freedom Riders
  13. James Meredith - University of Mississippi integrated
  14. Medgar Evers Murdered
  15. Jimmy Lee Jackson Murdered
  16. 3 Civil Rights Workers Murdered in MS (Mississippi Burning)
  17. “I Have a Dream” March on Washington
  18. MLK “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”
  19. Alabama Church Bombing (1963)
  20. Civil Rights Act (1964)
  21. Voting Rights Act (1965)
  22. Watts Riots (1965)
  23. Selma, Alabama March x 2 (Bloody Sunday)
  24. Freedom Summer
  25. Black Panther Party formed
  26. “Black Power”
  27. Newark and Detroit Riots 
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