Jackie Robinson was signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers, which broke the barrier in Major League Baseball.
President Truman ordered all armed forces to be joined, and that all soldiers no matter their race will fight side by side.
Justices agreed that segregation in schools should end. Since Oliver Brown sued the board of education of Topeka, Kansas, schools were integrated in 1954.
African American, Emmett Till, was murdered after reportedly asking a white salesclerk on a date and grabbing her hand.
On this date, Rosa Parks was riding on the bus. She was sitting in the seat right behind the white section of the bus. When there weren't any seats left and a white passenger didn't have anywhere to sit, the driver asked Rosa Parks to give up her seat. She refused to move, and the driver had her arrested.
The Little Rock nine enter the school through the side entrance. The white people did not want the black children going to the school.
Four black college students had a sit-in at the segregated lunch counter in F.W. Woolworth Co. Department Store.
One of the most important organizations of the Civil Rights Movement, and it emerged from a meeting organized by a student in April 1960.
A group of 13 African American and white civil rights activists launched Freedom Rides, a series of bus trips through the American South to protest segregation in bus terminals.
Thousands of students in Birmingham gathered at the 16th Baptist Street to march downtown in groups of 50 to protest.
This act prohibited discrimination in public places, and made for the integration of schools and other public facilities. It also make employment discrimination illegal.
Civil Rights protester, Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler.
Martin Luther King led nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. This was after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery.
This law was passed by President Johnson which overcame the barriers that prevented African Americans from voting under the 15th Amendment.