Fight for Civil Rights


Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15, 1947

Jackie Robinson fought against the Jim Crow laws when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Integration of the military

July 26, 1948

There shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for everyone in the armed forces regardless to race, color, religion, or national origin.

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

The ruling ended segregation between black and white kids in schools and made the schools become unsegregated.

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

Emmett Till's murder sparked protests for African- American civil rights since Emmett was only a kid when he got murdered.

Rosa Parks/ Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955

The Montgomery bus boycott and Rosa Parks getting arrested created a flare and the bus segregation eventually became unconstitutional.

Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

September 4, 1957

The integration of Little Rock High School created desegregation.

Sit- In ― Greensboro, North Carolina

February 1, 1960

Sit- Ins consisted of a non- violent way of protesting where African Americans were not allowed and they led to desegregation.

Creation of Student Non- Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

April 1960

The sot ins influenced protests and rebelling against Jim Crow Laws.

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961

Freedom Riders were Black's and White's that came to protest they influenced even more protests.

Children's March

May 2, 1963

Children walked to rebel against segregation and to get their civil rights

Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

The act made discrimination illegal in hiring, promoting, and firing.

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

His Killing led to the Voting Rights march also known as "Bloody Sunday".

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 25, 1965

The non- violent protest led to the Civil Rights Act.

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965

The act outlawed the discrimination against voting.