Jackie Robinson led other African Americans to compete in other professional sports and began the process of desegregating sports.
When the military was desegregated, it was one of the first attacks on segregation by the federal government.
The Supreme Court declared segregation in schools to be illegal, which the civil rights movement was aiming for.
The murder of Emmett Till and the subsequent biased trial drew attention to violence and prejudice in the South.
Rosa Parks' arrest led to the Montgomery bus boycott, which led to the Supreme Court declaring segregation on buses illegal.
The Montgomery bus boycott led to the Supreme Court declaring segregation on buses illegal, the emergence of Martin Luther King, Jr. as a leader of the civil rights movement and his first victory.
The federal government showed that it would support civil rights laws and decisions and would enforce them with the military.
The Greensboro sit-ins spawned many other sit-ins across the South and eventually led to the integration of many dining facilities in the South as another victory for the civil rights movement.
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was one of the nation's most important civil rights groups, organizing many protests in the South.
The Freedom Riders brought attention to the severity of segregation in the South when they tested a federal law prohibiting segregation in bus travel and were attacked several times as they traveled.
When child protesters recruited by the SCLC were attacked by the Birmingham police, it drew sympathy from the North and other countries at the injustice of segregation.
The Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination based on sex, religion, color, or race and was a great victory of the civil rights movement.
Jimmy Lee Jackson's death outraged African Americans and the public and drew attention to the violence of segregation.
After three attempts to protest the murder of Jimmy Lee Jackson, 300 protesters made their way to Montgomery from Selma after being set upon by police, drawing attention to violence in segregation.
The Voting Rights Act outlawed grandfather clauses, literacy tests, and other laws designed to keep African Americans from voting, which was a great success for the civil rights movement.