Civil Rights and the New Left

Topics: Lyndon B. Johnson, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John F. Kennedy Pages: 11 (2067 words) Published: October 18, 2010
TIMELINE OF
CIVIL RIGHTS AND NEW LEFT
MOVEMENTS OF THE 1960’s

SS310-07Exploring the 1960s:
An Interdisciplinary Approach

November 30, 2009

| | | | |1960 |[pic] |On February 1, 1960 four black students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro, NC sat in | | | |at a whites-only lunch counter in a Woolworth’s department store, asking to be served and refusing to give up their | | | |seats until they were. (Sit-in Campaign)(Gosse, 2005) | | |[pic] |April 17, 1960 Inspired by the Greensboro sit-in by four black college students at an all-white lunch counter, nearly | | | |150 black students from nine states formed the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Meeting in Raleigh, | | | |North Carolina, with Ella Baker, James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr., the founders set SNCC’s initial goals as | | | |overturning segregation in the South and giving young blacks a stronger voice in the civil rights movement. (Gosse, | | | |2005) | |1961 | |In May 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), an interracial pacifist group formed in 1942, organized Freedom | | | |Rides by teams of black and white activist who rode buses into the South to test the enforcement of desegregation | | | |statutes. (Gosse, 2005) | | |[pic] |On November 1st, a nationwide coalition called Women Strike for Peace organized a worldwide protest against the U.S. | | | |and Soviet arms race, and the dangers of nuclear fallout on children and the environment. Estimates range from 12,000 | | | |to 50,000 participants worldwide. Protests continued throughout the decade at the White House, Pentagon, and the United| | | |Nations headquarters in New York City. (Gosse, 2005) | | | |Established on December 14 by President John F. Kennedy, the Commission on the Status of Women consisted of 20 members | | | |(led by former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt) to examine how current employment policies affected women. Their report | | | |documented widespread discrimination in wages, opportunities for advancement, and federal tax laws. Recommendations | | | |made regarding hiring practices, affordable child care, and paid maternity leave played a large role in promoting | | | |future policies. | |1962 |[pic] |Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held its founding convention in Michigan and issued The Port Huron Statement, | | | |laying out...

Cited: November 22, 1963
Sit-in Campaign
February 1, 1960
Civil Rights Act of 1964
July 1, 1964
The Feminine Mystique published by Betty Friedan
May 7, 1963
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) is founded.
April 16-17, 1960
Assassination of
April 4, 1968
Free Speech Movement
May 7, 1961
Assassination of
Robert F. Kennedy
June 5, 1968
16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
September 14, 1963
Voting Rights Act of 1965
May 7, 1965
President’s Commission on the Status of Women
December 14, 1961
Freedom Summer Project
June 1, 1964
Black Panthers were formed
May 7, 1966
American Indian Movement
May 7, 1968
SDS Produced Port Huron
June 11, 1962
Civil Rights Act of 1968
April 11, 1968
Malcolm-X Assassinated
February 20, 1965
Shirley Chisholm is the first black woman elected to congress
June 5, 1968
Equal Pay Act
June 10, 1963
1965 Teach-in Movement
March 23, 1965
James Meredith
October 20, 1962
National Organization for Women (Now)
August 26, 1966
March on Washington for civil rights
August 28, 1963
Malcolm-X leaves the Nation of Islam
June 1, 1964
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