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Legislation

Civil Rights Act of 1964

  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation; it was originally proposed by President Kennedy on June 19, 1963 and was signed into law on July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson. The Civil...

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Events

Freedom Rides

  In March 1961 the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) decided to test the Boynton v. Virginia...

Events

Sit-In Movement

  Many African Americans inspired by the , the unjust murder of and the courage of had been...

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