President Truman ordered integration in the military with black and white Americans fighting side by side.
Ruling in favor of Brown, this case went all the way to the Supreme Court to get it's ruling.
The death of Emmett Till was a result of Till flirting with a white store keeper 4 days earlier.
Rosa Parks sat in the front of a bus in Alabama, and when a white man asked her to give up her seat, she refused, and was arrested.
During this time, blacks boycotted all public buses until there was bus integration.
In Little Rock, Kansas, 9 black students were allowed to go to an all white school. They were called the Little Rock 9.
The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee was to give blacks a bigger chance to speak out during the Civil Rights Movement.
In fighting for equality, blacks and whites from colleges protested segregation by sitting at whites only lunch counters.
13 African Americans and civil rights activists set up a series of bus trips through the south to protest segregation of bus terminals, but ended up encountering more violence than they expected.
In order to stop segregation in schools, thousands of black students skipped school to march to freedom.
This act ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination.
Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier when he is drafted to play on the New York Dodgers Baseball team.
After participating in a peaceful protest, Jackson was shot by a state trooper. Following his death was "Bloody Sunday."
A 50 mile journey from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama ended up a two year violent opposition.
Under the 15th amendment, this act allowed all blacks to be able to vote for local and national elections.