Civil Rights Movement Timeline Project

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Civil Rights Movement Timeline Project


"Separate drinking fountains for whites and blacks. "Colored balconies" in movie theaters. Seats in the back of the bus. Soldiers called out to protect little children who were trying to go to school. It may be difficult to believe these were examples of conditions in America less than 40 years ago. The struggle to change these conditions, and to win equal protection under the law for citizens of all races, formed the backdrop of Martin Luther King's short life.” Your task is to research the civil rights struggle in modern times and the milestones in the Civil Rights Movement, including the people, places and events that shaped the movement.


Complete these steps as directed by your teacher to create an annotated timeline online. There are links at the bottom of this page to help you get started:

1. Open the Interactive Timeline Maker web site. Use the Edit, Help, and Print tabs to access directions.

2. Enter your name and create a project title (Civil Rights) and choose Date as the unit of measure then press start. Left click on the time line at the point you want to mark an event and fill in the date, short titles, and detailed description in the pop up window

3. Complete a timeline with dates, short titles for events, pictures, and detailed descriptions for ten (10) significant points in the Civil Rights Movement (1865–1968). The 10 events must include at least one amendment, one Supreme Court Case, and one act passed by Congress. Print the finished product, or save it as a .pdf document that you may print later and submit with your two completed History Frame (see 4 below)

4. Choose one event from your timeline and complete a History Frame on that topic that you will submit with your timeline

1865    Thirteenth Amendment

1868    Fourteenth Amendment

1870    Fifteenth Amendment

1896    Plessy vs Ferguson

1948    Integration of the Armed Forces

1954    Brown vs Board

1955    Emmett Till is murdered

              Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

1957    Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) founded

              Crisis at Central High School and the “ Little Rock Nine”

1960    Greensboro Sit-ins

             Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) is founded

             John F. Kennedy becomes President

1961    Freedom Rides

1962    Integration of The University of Mississippi “James Meredith”

1963    MLK arrested and jailed in Birmingham, Alabama “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

              March on Washington DC “I Have a Dream Speech”

             16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham bombed

             John F. Kennedy assassinated and Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President

1964    Twenty Fourth Amendment “Poll Tax abolished”

              Civil Rights Act 1964 passed

               Three civil-rights workers murdered in Mississippi

1965    Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed

              Selma to Montgomery March

               Malcolm X shot to death

1966    Black Panthers are founded

1967    Stokley Carmichael coins the phrase “Black Power”

1968    MLK assassinated

              Civil Rights Act of 1968 passed

Research Links 

Civil Rights Movement Timeline: Infoplease

Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement: PBS

The Civil Rights Movement in Pictures: BBC Everything Alabama images "Let's you create, print, and save your timeline"

History Frame 

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