List of timelines From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of timelines currently on Wikipedia. §Types §General timelines §History §Arts American civil rights movement American civil rights movement, March on WashingtonUPI/Bettmann/Corbismass protest movement against racial segregation and discrimination in the southern United States that came to national prominence during the mid-1950s. This movement had its roots in the centuries-long efforts of African slaves and their descendants to resist racial oppression and abolish the institution of slavery. Although American slaves were emancipated as a result of the Civil War and were then granted basic civil rights through the passage of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments to the U.S. Constitution, struggles to secure federal protection of these rights continued during the next century. Through nonviolent protest, the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s broke the pattern of public facilities’ being segregated by “race” in the South and achieved the most important breakthrough in equal-rights legislation for African Americans since the Reconstruction period (1865–77).
A History of Racial Injustice - Equal Justice Initiative December 31st, 1952 First Year in 70 Years With No Reported Lynchings in the United States On December 31, 1952, for the first time in seventy years, a full year passed with no recorded incidents of lynching. Defined as open, non-judicial murders carried out by mobs, lynching befell people of many backgrounds in the United States but was a frequent tool of racial terror used against black Americans to enforce and maintain white supremacy. Prior to 1881, reliable lynching statistics were not recorded.
Ferguson shooting: State of emergency, curfew declared as tensions escalate again over fatal shooting of black teenager Updated Missouri governor Jay Nixon has announced a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, after a week of racially-charged protests following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Speaking at a church near Ferguson, Mr Nixon said the eyes of the world were watching the suburban St Louis community, which has been hit by unrest since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9. "This is the test of whether a community – this community, any community – can break the cycle of fear, distrust and violence, and replace them [sic] with peace, strength and, ultimately, justice," he said. Highway Patrol captain Ron Johnson, who is now overseeing security in Ferguson, said a curfew from midnight until 5:00am will be in place until further notice. The unrest erupted after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, 28, shot and killed the teenager last Saturday.
Geologic time scale Online exhibits Geologic time scale Take a journey back through the history of the Earth — jump to a specific time period using the time scale below and examine ancient life, climates, and geography. Civil Rights Movement - Black History My TV provider is not listed. Why not? We are currently working on adding more TV providers. Please check back frequently to see if your TV provider has been added. Voting Rights: The Court Takes a Page from 1883 Voting Rights: The Court Takes a Page from 1883 Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King at the signing of the Voting Rights Act (Wikimedia Commons) Despite being the signer of an amici curiae brief to the Supreme Court asking it to uphold the 1965 Voting Rights Act in the case of Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, I was not surprised by the Court’s recent decision to gut the VRA. The Court ruled that the states and jurisdictions covered by the VRA (largely those of the former Confederacy) can now change their elections laws without preclearance from the Justice Department.
The Haudenosaunee Creation Story Keller George, Wolf Clan Member of the Nation's Council, relates the following story his maternal great-grandmother told to him about the birth of the Evil Spirit and the Good Sprit. Long, long ago, the earth was deep beneath the water. There was a great darkness because no sun or moon or stars shone. The only creatures living in this dark world were water animals such as the beaver, muskrat, duck and loon. Far above the water-covered earth was the Land of the Happy Spirits, where the Great Spirit dwelled. Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events, 1620-1920 Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events: Pre-1620 to 1920 This timeline provides a short chronology of events in American history and literature. It is linked to course pages and bibliographies as well as to a set of more general linked resources: pages on American authors, literary movements, and American literature sites.
African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68) The Civil Rights Movement or 1960s Civil Rights Movement, sometimes anachronistically referred to as the "African-American Civil Rights Movement" although the term "African American" was not used in the 1960s, encompasses social movements in the United States whose goals were to end racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans and to secure legal recognition and federal protection of the citizenship rights enumerated in the Constitution and federal law. This article covers the phase of the movement between 1954 and 1968, particularly in the South. The leadership was African-American, much of the political and financial support came from labor unions (led by Walter Reuther), major religious denominations, and prominent white politicians such as Hubert Humphrey and Lyndon B. Johnson. A wave of inner city riots in black communities from 1964 through 1970 undercut support from the white community. The mob-style lynching of Will James, Cairo, Illinois, 1909.
Black Lives Matter in South Carolina Editors’ note: This article is part of a special section on American Movements from our forthcoming summer issue, which went to press before last week’s murder of nine black congregants at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. When intellectuals and pundits talk about race in America, the South takes on a dual role. At times, the South functions as an exceptional part of the nation, a region where white supremacy is the default mindset. It escapes redemption, and it cannot be reformed. This, at least, is the depressing view often espoused on liberal and left blogs, or coursing through the pages of otherwise “forward-thinking” magazines.
Geologic Time Scale - Geological Time Line - Geology.com Dividing Earth History into Time Intervals Geologists have divided Earth's history into a series of time intervals. These time intervals are not equal in length like the hours in a day. Instead the time intervals are variable in length. This is because geologic time is divided using significant events in the history of the Earth.
Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated.