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61

Little Rock,Arkansas

1957

62

Greensboro sit-in

1 Feb. 1960

63

SNCC set up (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee)

15 April 1960

64

Freedom Rides

1961

65

Birmingham

1963 (campaign began 3 April)

66

After Birmingham, 42% of people said that race was the USA's most pressing problem. How many had said this in 1962?

Only 4%

67

March on Washington

August 1963

68

Freedom Summer

1964

69

About 17,000 blacks tried to register to vote in 1964. Only ? were accepted

1,600

70

Malcolm X

1925-65

71

Stokely Carmichael set up the Lowndes County Freedom Organisation

1965

72

Black power clenched fist symbol used by medalists in which Olympics?

Mexico 1968

73

Major riots in NY, Chicago and Philadelphia

1964

74

The Northern Crusades

1966

75

MLK assassinated

4 April 1968

76

Segregation of interstate buses banned all over the USA

25 Nov. 1955

77

Autherine Lucy - first black student to go to the Uni of Mississippi - white riots so bad she got expelled

Feb. - March 1956

78

102 Southern Congressmen signed the Southern Manifesto condemning Brown vs Board of Education

12 March 1956

79

James Meredith integrates the University of Mississippi- faced rioting and needed the help of 3,000 federal troops

30 Sep. 1962

80

The Governor of Alabama stops 2 black students desegregating the university - Kennedy takes over state troops to make it happen

11 June 1963

81

Medgar Evers (Leader of Mississippi NAACP) shot

12 June 1963

82

March on Washington

28 Aug. 1963

83

People @March on Washington

Est. 200,000 to 500,000

84

Black Church Sunday School (in Birmingham) bombed - 4 girls killed

15 Sept. 1963

85

Civil Rights Act passed banning discrimination in voting, public services and work

2 July 1964

86

MLK awarded Nobel Peace Prize

10 Dec. 1964

87

Civil Rights voter registration campaign in Selma, Montgomery - mass arrests, campaigner shot

2 July 1964

88

Selma to Montgomery March (in response to the shooting) - more arrests, more violence, federal troop escort ends the march

7 March 1965

89

Civil Rights Act sets up Civil Rights Commission and gives federal justice department more rights to supervise voter registration

29 Aug. 1957

90

Civil Rights Act -
Now crime to obstruct federal orders e.g. school desegregation by threat or force

Authorises federal "referees" for voting

6 May 1960