Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American playing in major league baseball, breaking the color barrier in sports, paving the way for others to do the same.
President Truman desegregates the military, allowing all races to be fighting in battle together.
Victory is won in the Brown v. BOE court case, ordering integration in all public schools.
Emmett Till was abducted and murdered because of his interaction with a white girl, causing outrage among blacks.
After refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man, Rosa Parks was arrested, and inspired a bus boycott which led to the integration of public buses.
After being barred from attending the school by the state National Guard, President Eisenhower sends in Federal Troops to escort the colored students to their classes, which integrated the school.
Four black college students entered a department store, and sat at the white counter to protest segregation.
The SNCC was a non-violent activist group, who began to use sit-ins at lunch counters as a form of protest against segregation, and also had a major role in creating the freedom riders.
A busload of protesters began a journey around the south to protest segregation, but faced much violence during these trips.
Children all over Birmingham, Alabama marched through the city to protest segregation, and many were arrested or injured because of it.
The Civil Rights Act illegalizes segregation in the workforce, public and any other places, giving blacks and all minorities equal rights and the victory in Civil Rights.
Jimmy Lee Jackson was murdered by a police officer, who was threatening his elderly family members during a peaceful protest against civil rights.
In remembrance of Jimmy Lee Jackson, and to protest segregation, 600 people began a march to Montgomery, but it ended in state troopers brutally beating them in what is now known as "Bloody Sunday".
President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act on this date, instituted federal oversights of elections and registration, and made it possible for blacks to vote.