Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in a MLB game. He spent his entire carrer with the Dodgers. Jackie was inducted into the Hall of Fame as Player in 1962 he got 124 of 160 ballots.
Integration of the military
July 26,1948 - July 27, 1948
President Truman issued Executive Order 9981 to segregat the armed forces. Full integration did not happen until the Korean War.
Emmett Till Murdered
Aug 28, 1955 - aug 29, 1955
While visiting family in Money, Mississippi, 14 year old Emmett Till an African American was brutally murdered for flirting with a white woman Emmett carry a 75-pound cotton-gin fan to the bank of the Tallahatchie River. He was beaten and than shot and left in the river
Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus boycott
Dec 1, 1955 - Dec 20, 1956
The Montgomery Bus Boycott took place from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956. On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus. She was arrested and fined.
Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas
sep 1, 1957 - sep 30, 1957
9 black students enrolled at an all-white High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional. The Governor of Arkansas called in the state National Guard to block the black students from going to the school. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent in federal troops to escort the kids into the school.
Sit-In- Greensboro, North Carolina
February 1, 1960 - February 2, 1960
Four African-American students of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University sat at a white-only lunch counter inside a Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth’s store.
Creation of student Non-Violent Coordinate Committee (SNCC)
April 1, 1960 - April 30, 1960
Sarted by Ella Baker at Shaw University. SNCC grew into a large organization with many supporters. Helped rasei money and stop discrimination
may 4, 1961 - may 21, 1961
In 1961 the Freedom Riders set out for the Deep South to defy Jim Crow laws and call for change. They were met with violence and local police often refused to intervene.
May 2, 1963 - May 7, 1963
More than 3,000 black young people march on the city.
Civil Rights Act
jan 1, 1964 - jan 2,1964
In 1964 Congress passed a Law granting civil rights. the act forbade discrimination on the basis of sex as well as race in hiring promoting and firing.
Brown vs. Board of education
May 19,1964 - may 20, 1964
The Court’s decision overturned the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which allowed separate but equal public facilities. the Brown v. Board decision helped spark the American civil rights movement.
Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed:
Feb 18, 1965 - Feb 19, 1965
On the night of 18 February 1965, an Alabama state trooper shot Jimmie Lee Jackson in the stomach as he tried to protect his mother from being beaten at a Café. Jackson died from his wounds eight days later.
March from Selma To Montgomery
mar 6, 1965 - mar 25, 1965
The March from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights represented the political and emotional of the civil rights movement. They were going to the capital of Alabama
Voting rights Act
Aug 6, 1965 - Aug 7, 1965
The Voting Rights Act bans racial discrimination in voting by the federal government as well as by state and local governments.