BC: By: Daunte Henderson & Bryen Vance
FC: Cold War & Civil Rights Movement Scrapbook
1: The Berlin Wall was built on August 13th, 1961 so that the Soviet communist could keep out capitalist ideas. | Berlin Wall
2: Bay of Pigs
3: Bay of Pigs, 1960, was one of the most important decisions in the history of the United States. It was a planned attack on Castro's army to find nuclear weapons.
4: Cuban Missile Crisis
5: Closest the world has ever came to a nuclear war, in the Cuban Missile Crisis, in 1962. Cuba, U.S., and THe Soviet Union were involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis which could have led to a nuclear war.
6: Vietnam War
7: 1960-1975, the Vietnam War between North and South Vietnam in an attempt to keep the Communist South Vietnamese Guerrillas from converting the rest of Vietnam to Communism.
8: Little Rock Nine
9: September 25, 1957, the Little Rock Nine, a group of black students trying to attend an all white school, after the Brown vs. Board of Education case, were still discriminated against and forced off of the school property.
11: In 1960, as an act of non-violent protest, men and women of colored races were participating in Sit-Ins at public venues to prove their equality.
13: In 1960 the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, collaborate to form sit-ins.
14: Freedom Riders
15: In 1961, the Freedom Riders, a group of blacks rode a Greyhound Bus to deep south , because they were trying to register blacks to vote to just like other black citizens in the north.
16: Integration of Ole Miss
17: On September 30, 1962, riots erupted on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford where locals, students, and committed segregationists had gathered to protest the enrollment of James Meredith, a black Air Force veteran attempting to integrate the all-white school.
18: Birmingham Protests
19: In 1963 the Birmingham Protests led by civil rights leaders, were trying to show that they should have the same rights as every other white citizen did.
20: March on Washington
21: In 1963, the world was revolutionized by a major protest of over 250,000 participants, so they could get their rights.
22: Civil Rights Act
23: In 1964 Congress passed a Public Law 82-352. It stated that you cant be discriminated against because of sex or race in hiring, firing, or promoting.
24: Freedom Summer
25: In 1964, hundreds of activists and thousands of mostly white college students from around the country came to the Magnolia State to help black citizens to register to vote.
26: 24th Amendment
27: In 1964, the 24th amendment assured that no one can be denied the right to vote in the United States due to an inability to pay a pole tax, which is now considered unconstitutional.
28: March to Selma
29: In 1965, in protest to Jimmie Lee Jacksons murder for trying to register to vote mostly black people decided to dramatize the need for a federal registration law, which lead to the march to Selma.
30: Voting Rights Act
31: In 1965 the Voting Rights Act was passed. It provided a stepping stone to strengthen the effort for voting rights for African Americans.
32: Black Panthers
33: In 1966, in Oakland, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panthers for self-defense. The Panthers fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community based programs. The party was one of the first organizations in U.S. history to militantly struggle for ethnic minority. and working class emancipation,a party whose agenda was the revolutionary establishment of real economic, social, and political equality across color lines.