jackie robinson broke the color line and played baseball with whites.
executive order 9981
july 26 1948
executive Order 9981 is an executive order issued on July 26, 1948 by President Harry S. Truman. It abolished racial discrimination in the United States Armed Forces and eventually led to the end of segregation in the services.
Brown vs. Board of education
may 17 1954
In this case segregated schools were found unconstitutional
Murder of emmitt till
14 year old Emmett till was kidnapped, beaten, shot, and dumped in a river
montgomery bus boycott
december 1 1955
When Rosa parks was arrested the people began to boycott the buses.
Integration of central high school, little rock, arkansas
9 black students are blocked from entering so the president sends in the army.
feb 1 1960
4 kids were protesting by sitting at the counters of a food place and were beaten and arrested.
may 1 1961
2 buses tried to drive into the south but were surrounded. one bus was lit on fire
may 2 1963 - may 5 1963
this was when children left their schools and would march. this happened until police brought fire hoses to spray them with and set dogs after them.
march from selma to montgomery
march 7 1965
many people began to march from selma to montgomery but are stopped by the cops and beaten. this is called bloody sunday
civil rights act
July 2 1965
president Johnson passes the civil rights act banning discrimination