Civil Rights Movement Possible Research Topics


Return to the signing of the Civil Rights Act (April 11) on the Activities Calendars.


Daisy Bates
Ruby Bridges
Shirley Chisholm
W.E.B. Du Bois
Marcus Garvey
Fanny Lou Hamer
Jesse Jackson
Coretta Scott King
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John R. Lewis
Rosa Parks
Thurgood Marshall
Bayard Rustin
Mary Church Terrell
Ida B. Wells
Malcolm X
Little Rock Nine

Montgomery Bus Boycott
murder of Emmett Till
Birmingham church bombing 1963
Jim Crow laws
1963 March on Washington
Freedom Rides
lunch counter sit-ins (including the “Greensboro Four”)
Plessy v. Ferguson
Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Voting Rights Act of 1965
“Freedom Summer”
“Red Summer,” Chicago, 1919
Negro Leagues Baseball
“Great Migration”
“Bloody Sunday,” Selma, Alabama

* Students might locate other related topics they wish to pursue.

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