This was important because it showed the other sports teams that African Americans can play sports just as well as whites.
integration of the military
Approx. September 18, 1948
This was important because it forced people to be together in the military, and people we not segregated.
Brown vs. Board of Education
Brown vs. Board of Education was important because the court being determined that racial segregation in public schools deprived minority students of equal protection under the 14th amendment. It say's that "separate but equal" was not actually equal.
Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott
This was so important because it made the bus companies realize that the bus policy was not equal, and drew national attention to the problems of racial inequality.
Emmett Till Murdered
August 28, 1955
Emmett Tills murder was important because it started the main part of the civil rights movement.
Intergration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas
september 23, 1957
This was important because it was the first time they were actually letting African American's into a white school.
Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
1960 - 1966
Sit-In -- Greensboro, North Carolina
February 1, 1960
The sit-ins were important because they were peaceful protests, they were just sitting and we not being violent.
May 4, 1961
The freedom rides were important because they achieved their goals to end segregation and to stop racial justice.
May 2, 1963 - May 5, 1963
Civil Rights Act
The civil rights act was important because it ensured constitutional rights for African Americans and other minorities.
Voting rights act
this was important because African American's had the right to vote, and they could choose who they wanted to represent them.
Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed
February 26, 1965
March from Selma to Montgomery
March 25, 1965
This march was important because they were peacefully protesting for their equal rights.