Civil Rights Timeline

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Jackie Robinson integrates baseball

April 15, 1947

Integration of the military

July 26, 1948

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

Rosa Parks / Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - November 13, 1956

Integration of Central High School, Little Rock. Arkansas

September 24, 1957

Sit-In Greensboro, North Carolina

February 1, 1960 - July 25, 1960

Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Commitee

April 16, 1960

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961 - Approx. September 1961

Children's March

May 2, 1963 - May 5, 1963

Civil Rights Act of 1964

July 2, 1964

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 7, 1965 - March 25, 1965

Voting Rights Act

July 9, 1965