Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play on a major league baseball. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Intergrating of the Military
July 26 1948
President Truman ordered the integration of all units of armed forces. African Americans and whites fought together, side by side in the Korean War
Brown v. Board of Education
May 17 1954
Oliver Brown sued board of education because his daughter Linda had to cross dangerous railroads to get to her school which did not give her a good education, when there was a school for whites right near her home.
Emmett Till Murdered
August 28 1955
At the age of 14 Emmett Till was beaten and then shot in the head after he flirted with a white women.
Rosa Parks/The Montgomery Bus Boycott
December 1 1955
Rosa Parks went on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama she sat in the front, she was asked to move but refused
Intergration of Central school,Little rock, Arkansas
September 4 1957
Nine black students would go to Central School but Faubus the governor of Arkansas called the national guard to keep them out
Sit In - Greensboro, North Carolina
February 1 1960
Four African American students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University sat down at a lunch counter for whites only.
Creation of student non violent coordinating committee
The SNCC was a important organization which was against violence
May 4 1961
Freedom riders were political protests against segregation by blacks and whites who rode buses through the South
May 2 1963
One hundred school students from Alabama marched to talk to their mayor about the city's segregation
Civil Rights Act
July 2 1964
This act was a way for discrimination to be prohibited in public places.
Jimmy Lee Jackson killed
February 26 1965
Jackson was a civil rights protester who was shot and killed by James Bonard Fowler an Alabama state trooper.
March from Selma to Montgomery
March 7 1965
The march from Selma to Montgomery which is also known as Bloody Sunday, the march was an attempt to demand the right to vote for African Americans
Voting Rights Act
August 6 1965
The Voting rights act prohibited discrimination when it came to voting