An African American girl was denied her admission to an all white school that was closer than her all black school 21 blocks away. The case struck down segregation in schools cause it was an unconstitutional violation of the 14th Amendment.
Rosa Parks sat down in the "White's Only" row and was ordered to move because a white man needed to sit. She refused and was then arrested for refusing to move.
After Rosa Parks arrest, Martin Luther King Jr. made a speech saying enough was enough. For 381 days straight, no African Americans road any buses in Montgomery, instead walking or carpooling.
9 African American students volunteered to integrate Central High-school, because the Brown Vs. Topeka Board of Education decision. They were constantly harassed by white students.
CORE members tried to test the Supreme Court's decision on integrating the bus routes and facilities. A mob of whites attacked the bus, but another group of freedom riders continued the fight for integration.
James Meredith won a federal case allowing him to go to an all white university. A riot broke out on campus where soldiers had to stop the riot, and officials had to escort Meredith to classes until he graduated.
A speech Martin Luther King Jr. gave to 250,000 people at the Nation's Capital. The speech was supporting the idea of peach and racial harmony.
In hopes of passing a voting rights act, CORE and SNCC registered many African Americans to vote.
An act the prohibited discrimination because of race,religion,national origin, and gender.
Martin Luther King Jr. was shot by James Earl Ray. King was on his hotel room nalcony in Memphis when shot.