First African American to be in the MLB which caused a lot of hatred against him.
Integration of the Militar
July 26 1948
Prevented racism in the US armed forces.
Brown vs Board Of Education
May 17 1954
A United States Supreme court case that made the "separate but equal laws."
Emmett Till Murdered
August 28 1955
Emmett, who was a 14 year old boy flirted with a white women. Then the woman's husband and his brother went and kidnapped,tortured, and then killed him. His body was found three days later.
Rosa Parks Gets Arrested
December 1 1955
Rosa Parks refused to move her seat for a white person on a bus and was then arrested.
Integration of Central High School,Little Rock, AK
September 3 1957
Nine African American students were sent to little rock high-school,it was an all white high-school. Then a mob formed outside to try and stop the African American students from entering, then the armed forces were sent to protect the kids.
Little Rock Arkansas
Sit In Greensboro, NC
February 1 1960
People tried to protest against segregation by sitting down and not getting up.
Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee SNCC
February 1 1960
The SNCC is an organization formed by black college students to fight segregation in the south.
May 4 1961 - May 17 1961
They were a group of black and white people who organized a ride from Washington DC to New Orleans to protest segregation. The plan was to arrive in New Orleans on May 17 but they didn't make it because the were attacked.
Started in DC and were forced to stop in Jackson Mississippi.
May 2 1963 - May 5 1963
People marched to try and rebel against racism but in the end many people bot arrested.
Civil Rights Act
July 2 1964
Outlawed discrimination because of race,color,religion,sex, or national origin.
Congress Washington DC
Jimmie Lee Jackson Killed
February 18 1965
Jimmy was part of a protest that was attacked by police, the police kept on beating him and then shot him. This resulted in him dying.
March From Selma to Montgomery
March 21 1965 - March 25 1965
The SCNN started to protest by marching, then state troopers attacked the marchers with clubs and many people were hospitalized.