"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