Category: Civil Rights Movement

  • Ray Pleds Fuilty to Assassinating King

    Ray Pleds Fuilty to Assassinating King

    March 10, 1969, James Earl Ray pled guilty to assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Charles Stokes Becomes Mayor

    Charles Stokes Becomes Mayor

    November 7, 1967, Charles Stokes made history by becoming the first African American mayor of a major city

  • Marshall Sworn In

    Marshall Sworn In

    October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as associate justice of the Supreme Court.

  • Troops Sent To Little Rock

    Troops Sent To Little Rock

    September 24, 1957, President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas.

  • Atlanta Compromise Speech

    Atlanta Compromise Speech

    September 18, 1895, Booker T. Washington delivered the “Atlanta Compromise.”

  • MLK Fuels Our Dreams

    MLK Fuels Our Dreams

    1963 March on Washington meets 2023.

  • Document: The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Document: The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    An Act To enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States to provide injunctive relief against discrimination in public accommodations, to authorize the Attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, to extend the…

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark piece of legislation that profoundly impacted American society. Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964, the act outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It was a significant victory for…

  • Document: MLK’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech

    Document: MLK’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech

    I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.  Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as…

  • March On Washington

    March On Washington

    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a historic event that took place on August 28, 1963. It was a massive civil rights demonstration that brought over 250,000 people to the nation’s capital to demand equal rights for all Americans. The March on Washington was organized by a…