Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "Blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights. Who knew?
Viola Liuzzo was murdered on March 1965 after the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March. She was a civil rights activist from Michigan. She is the only white woman honored at the Montgomery Civil Rights Memorial.
Clara Mae Luper was arrested 26 times for her civil rights activities. She led sit-ins to end segregation Oklahoma during the She was a candidate for the US Senate in and developed Black Voices Magazine in the the late
Civil Rights Timeline Infographic: I would use this pin as a poster in my classroom. I think that it is a great and resource for students to refer to during a civil rights unit. I think it is also a great example of how to design a timeline.