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Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15 1947

Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. He was the first black man to play major league baseball

Integration of the Military

1948

In 1948 President Harry.S.Truman ordered the integration of the armed forces shortly after WWII

Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Kansas

1951

Brown vs Board of Education

May 17 1954

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28 1955

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Dec 1 1955 - Dec 21 1956

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

Creation of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC

April 1960

Freedom Riders

1961

Children's March

May 2 1963 - May 5 1963

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.

Civil Rights Act

1964

Sit In; Greensboro, North Carolina

Feb 1 1965

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

Feb 26 1965

March From Selena to Montgomery

March 21 1965 - March 25 1965

Voting Rights Act

August 6 1965