Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. He was the first black man to play major league baseball
In 1948 President Harry.S.Truman ordered the integration of the armed forces shortly after WWII
Rosa Parks was arrested on Dec.1st.1955 for not giving up her seat to a white man on the bus. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which lasted 381 days, or until Dec.2nd.1956
Hundreds of students in Birmingham, Alabama marched from May 2nd to May 5th in order to talk to the mayors about segragation. The marches were stopped because the head of police brought fire hoses to ward off the children, along with setting police dogs on them.