Civil Rights

Landmark Events:

An Overview

Black Codes

Black Panther Party, 1966 (“Black Power Movement”)

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Freedom Rides, 1961 (Congress of Racial Equality, James Farmer)

Little Rock's Central High School, 1957

Montgomery Alabama Bus Boycott, 1955

Plessy V. Ferguson, 1896

Watts Riots, 1965

Early Leaders:

Frederick Douglass

George Wallace

Rosa Parks

Thurgood Marshall