On this day in history In the spring of activists in Birmingham, Alabama launched one of the most influential campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement: Project C, better known as The Birmingham Campaign.
Gloria Richardson removes the rifle of a National Guardsman from her way during a 1963 Civil Rights Protest on Maryland. This took a lot of courage to gently push aside the gun with no comment, and nary a backwards glance.
On Aug. the Voting Rights Act was signed into law. Black American voters in rural Wilcox Cty., able to vote for the first time after the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, line up in front of a polling station at The Sugar Shack.
Prior to the end of the American Civil War, Belle Meade Plantation was home to a large population of enslaved African Americans. The Harding family was one of the largest slave-holding families in Nashville.
Civil Rights Timeline Infographic: I would use this pin as a poster in my classroom. I think that it is a great and resource for students to refer to during a civil rights unit. I think it is also a great example of how to design a timeline.
In this image, Elizabeth Eckford waits for a bus. Eckford was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School.