Jackie was the first to break down the color barrier in sports.
Integration of the Military
July 26, 1948
It was one of the first major losses for people who supported segregation.
Brown vs. Board of Education
May 17, 1954
It was a second major win for blacks because it integrated society and gave them a legal reason to challenge segregation laws.
Emmett Till Murdered
August 25, 1955
The sight of Emmett Till's mutilated body sparked a surge of activism in the Civil Rights Movement.
Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott
December 1, 1955 - December 21, 1956
Rosa Parks arrest caused the Montgomery bus boycott which eventually (1 year and 20 days later) led to blacks being able to sit anywhere on the bus.
Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas
September 4, 1957
This affected the Civil Rights Movement by raising a generation that is happy being integrated because they don't have much racism or don't really know the difference.
Sit-In - Greensboro, North Carolina
February 4, 1960
This showed that a simple protest like a sit-in can change many things; the sit-ins spread to other places who also gave in and integrated their seating.
Creation of Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
April 15, 1960
This committee was smart, they knew that violence would get blacks nowhere, peaceful protests were the only way to gain equality.
May 4, 1961
Not only the ride itself but what happened on the ride caught many peoples attention and brought many people to realize that violent segregation was wrong.
May 2, 1963 - May 5, 1963
This showed the world how bad segregation was when children are being hurt to prevent them from speaking with the mayor; it convinced JFK to endorse black civil rights and Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Civil Rights Act.
Civil Rights Act
July 2, 1964
This act paved the path for the Voting Rights Act and Americans could legally set people straight for civil rights violations.
Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed
February 18, 1965
Jimmy Lee Jackson's murder was important because it inspired the march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama.
March From Selma to Montgomery
March 20, 1965 - March 25, 1965
Police used violence to try to stop this, they injured many so it was nicked named bloody sunday. Lyndon B. Johnson did not like what he was seeing so 8 day later, he passed the Voting Rights Act.
Voting Rights Act
August 6, 1965
This act took away the restrictions for blacks to vote, leaving only four out of the normal 13 with under 50% of blacks registered to vote.