Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movement

This page is maintained by Western Michigan University. It was created in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and has won an award from "Surfing the Net With Kids." It opens with a picture of Dr. King leading The March on Washington, a protest organized by A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin where Dr. King's famous "I have a dream" speech took place. The left frame has a list of years from 1954-1956 with links to pages about events that happened during each year. Some of these events include The March on Washington, The Freedom Rides and The Brown v. Board of Education case. Each event page includes a photograph of the event as well as a paragraph that summarizes the event. This site would not be good for finding a lot of specific information about one of these events, but it does provide a good overview of the progression of and the events that happened during The Civil Rights Movement. Also, I think it provides some very nice pictures of the events. I think this sight would mostly be good for grade 6-12 students if you are using it as a resource for a school project.

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