This began to blur the color barrier between African Americans and Whites.
This gave African American people more respect while they fought alongside other Americans.
The fact that separating people in school by color was now considered wrong was a huge step in the right direction for Civil Rights Activists.
Till's death was a catalyst in the Civil Rights movement and may have been a big reason for Rosa Park's refusal to switch seats on a bus.
Rosa Parks, and the Bus Boycott, were both some of the first large scale defiance against segregation.
This proved that Eisenhower wasn't kidding when he said there would be integration in America, and that no on would stand in his way.
Although a passive technique in nature, sit-ins caused real change to occur; such as changes in policies and norms.
Beginning as an interracial group advocating nonviolence, the SNCC reflected nationwide trends in black activism.
They put a great deal of pressure on the federal government to do something and inspired African Americans in the South.
The bravery and determination of the Birmingham children as they faced the brutal fire hoses and vicious police dogs turned the tides of public opinion.
This was a landmark in legislative attempts to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minority groups.
This incident, along with the fact that the killer was not indicted, was a primary cause in the Selma to Montgomery March.
After the news covered the marches and people saw the violence and brutality used against marchers by local law enforcement national opinion about the Civil Rights movement shifted.
This was of great importance because it gave the African American community, and other minorities, the right to have a say in government.