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Civil Rights Movement

Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15, 1947

Jackie Robinson impacted the civil rights movement by breaking the color barrier in a national sport.

Integration of the Military

July 26, 1948

This impacted the civil rights movement by adding federal power against discrimination.

Brown vs. Board of education

May 17, 1954

Brown vs. Board of education case impacted the movement by making the statement, "separate but equal" now seen as unequal and unjust, at least by the federal government.

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

His death galvanized the movement and showed a lot of people how brutal discrimination was.

Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - December 20, 1965

The impact this event had was that one of the leaders of this boycott (Martin Luther King Jr.) went on to become the leader of the civil rights movement and on to majorly help change America.

Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

September 4, 1957 - September 25, 1957

This impacted the civil rights movement by showing how persistent the federal government was at stopping discrimination

Greensboro sit-in

February 1, 1960

This small sit-in started a wave of nonviolence protest.

Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

February 1, 1960 - April 17, 1960

The SNCC impacted the movement by allowing people to volunteer or even donate to help the case and by being a voice for the people against violent oppression.

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961

Freedom riders not only brought about National attention but also pushed the law to change about public train and bus stations.

Children's March

May 2, 1963 - May 5, 1963

This impacted the movement by creating national publicity of the horrible issue of discrimination

Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

This act stopped the segregation of people in public places and many private businesses, it also created hope for many people that equality was close.

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

The death of Jimmy Lee inspired a march from Selma to Montgomery.

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 20, 1965 - March 25, 1965

This event sparked national attention and called forth the need for voting rights.

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965

This impacted the movement as it gave many of the members the power to speak up in government and to vote for who they thought would make a difference and help out the movement.