Legislation By Erica Thompson, Abby Matthews, and Alexandra Krongel
1948 July 26 Truman signed the Executive order 1981 and declared that there is equal treatment in the army regardless of race. 1954 May 15 The supreme Court- Brown Vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan. (Overturned 1896 Plessy vs. Ferguson ruling) victory for the NAACP 1955 September Little Rock Nine 1961 May 4 • Freedom riders start 1963 May Birmingham Ala. Fire hoses and dogs on black protesters. June 12 NAACP field secretary murdered. May 28 March on Washington I have a dream speech. Sept 15 bomb in Sunday school
1964 Jan Poll tax abolished (made it difficult for blacks to vote) Summer Freedom summer a large effort to get blacks to vote. July 2nd Johnson signs the civil rights act of 1964 prohibits discrimination of all kinds. 1965 March Bloody Sunday Aug.10 Voting rightactof 1965 (easer for blacks to vote.) Sept 24 Johnson issues the Executive Order 11246 enforces affirmation action toward minority employees.
1968 Martin Luther shot April 4th April 11Johnson signs the Civil rights act of 1968 prohibiting discrimination of sale, rental, and fencing of housing 1971 April 20 Supreme Court Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Boardof Education busing can now be used in instigating schools 1988 Congress passes the Civil Rights Restoration Act, which expands the reach of non-discrimination laws within private institutions receiving federal funds.
1991 Bush senior signs the civil rights act of 1991- strengthened civil rights laws and provided damages for employment discrimination
Anti-Apartheid Legislation Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, Act No 55 of 1949 Immorality Amendment Act, Act No 21 of 1950 Population Registration Act, Act No 30 of 1950 Group Areas Act, Act No 41 of 1950 Suppression of Communism Act, Act No 44 of 1950
Bantu Building Workers Act, Act No 27 of 1951 Separate Representation of Voters Act, Act No 46 of 1951 Prevention of Illegal Squatting Act, Act No 52 of1951 Natives Laws AmendmentAct of 1952 Natives (Abolition of Passes and Co-ordination of Documents) Act, Act No 67 of 1952 Native Labour (Settlement of Disputes) Act of 1953 Bantu Education Act, Act No 47 of 1953
Reservation of Separate Amenities Act, Act No 49 of 1953 Natives Resettlement Act, Act No 19 of 1954 Group Areas Development Act, Act No 69 of 1955 Natives (Prohibition of Interdicts) Act, Act No 64 of 1956 Bantu Investment Corporation Act, Act No 34 of 1959 Extension of University Education Act, Act 45 of 1959 Promotion of Bantu Self-Government Act, Act No 46 of 1959 Coloured Persons Communal Reserves Act, Act No 3 of 1961
Preservation of Coloured Areas Act, Act No 31 of 1961 Urban Bantu Councils Act, Act No 79 of 1961 Terrorism Act of 1967 Bantu Homelands Citizens Act of 1970 The Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act (Pub.L. 99-440, H.R. 4868)
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