Some welcomed him to the sport while other didn't. He paved the way for African Americans to be able to participate in professional sports.
President Truman was not a believer of segregation. By doing this, African Americans knew they had support by important people
This integrated schools for all children and showed that ending segregation was possible.
This sparked an outrage among the African Americans causing them to fight even harder for their rights.
This caused many people to boycott riding the buses.
Buses were no longer segregated.
This made a big change in the Civil Rights Movement because even the president believed everyone should have equal rights.
This was the first of many sit-ins at lunch counters to end segregation in public places.
It created a lot of opportunities for people to fight for their rights.
The Freedom Riders achieved integration in interstate transit terminals.
It showed the whole city what people would do to African Americans when they fought for their rights.
This was the biggest event in the Civil Rights Movement, it banned discrimination in public facilities which was what people wanted.
Jimmy Lee Jackson's death inspired many important marches to help gain equal rights.
This resulted in a couple of deaths but also helped get the Voting Rights Act passed.
This allowed African Americans to vote, which would give them a say in who would be elected, which they wanted all along.