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This timeline highlights the movement in the United States beginning in the 1960s and led primarily by Blacks in an effort to establish the civil rights of individual Black citizens.
Created by abrownl2
on Mar 10, 2011
Last updated: 03/14/11 at 08:35 AM
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Dr. King, the leader of the Civil Rights Movement was killed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. This is an image of the hotel. King was standing on the balcony near where the wreath is shown.
The Voting Rights Act, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson outlawed discrimination in voting practices that had been geared towards African-Americans. This image shows Dr. King, and President Johnson at the signing of the Voting Rights Actt.
The March on Washington was a large political rally in support of civil and economic rights for African-Americans that took place in D.C.
The Supreme Court decided that Linda Brown should be allowed to go to an all-white school. The ruled that segregation was unlawful.