This presentation will go through different events and people who helped toward the cause of Civil Rights for African-Americans.
By: Aidan, Easton, Landon, and Tatum
This act guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited their exclusion from jury service.
Civil Rights Act of 1875
The court case saying "seperate but equal" was considered constitutional. Made blacks angry and left them wanting to rebel.
Plessy vs. Ferguson
This was introduced so the improvement of “industrial, economic, social, and spiritual conditions among blacks in cities.
Founding of the Urban League
Nixon vs. Herndon
African-Americans were denied the right to vote for the Democratic Party in Texas. This law passed gave them the right to vote for whichever party they choose.
Pearson vs. Murray
President Roosevelt signed it banning segregation and racial discrimination in governemt and defense industry employment
Executive Order 8802
Murray was admitted into the University of Maryland Law School when the Maryland Court of Appeals concluded the state had failed to provide Murray with a "separate but equal" education.
Morgan vs. Virginia
Virginia law that required races to be seperate in all travel found unconstitutional.
Prohibited discrimination is civilian agencies and in the armed forces. This law was enforced by president Truman.
Brown vs. Board of Education
Executive Order 9980-9981
Ruling saying that segregation in schools is unconstitutional. Oliver Brown took the case to the Kansas State Court
Executive Order 11063
Guaranteed qualified voters the right to register to vote in any state and the right to sue a state a state official who prevented them from voting.
Civil Rights Act of 1960
Banned racial discrimination in federally funded housing. John F. Kennedy was the one who passed this order.
Prohibited discrimination in public accommodations and employment.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Eliminated poll taxes in federal elections.
Executive Order 11246
Authorized federal agencies to enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1964. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who supported Civil Rights.
Harper vs. Virginia Board of Elections
U.S Supreme Court found that Virginia's poll tax was unconstitutional by ruling, the Court banned the use of poll tax in state elections. Annie Harper brought this court case to the Supreme Court after not being able to vite to to poll taxes.