Jackie Robinson

April 15, 1947

Jackie Robinson broke the racial barrier in Major league baseball.

integration of the military

july 26 1948

President Harry Truman ends segregation in the military.

brown vs. board of education

may 17 1954

Supreme court strikes down school segregation in Brown v Board of Education

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

reported flirting with a white woman, at the age of 14 he was killed

Rosa Parks/ Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1 1955

The National Organization for Women and the United farm workers are founded

Integration of central high school, little rock, arkansas

september 4 1957 - september 23 1957

Black students were blocked out of Central High by white mobs and finally found a side entrance

Sit-in-- Greensbro, North Carolina

February 1 1960

Four black students sat down at a Woolworth lunch counter and sat until they were served and refused to move

creation of student non-violent coordinating committee

april 1960

Black children or minorities would not fight back to get the whites realize how harsh they were being to them.

Freedom riders

may 4, 1961

A series of bus trips through the American South to protest segregation

Childrens March

May 4 1963 - may 5 1963

The Children's March helped to earn the right to vote for blacks

Civil rights act


Civil Rights act was made, prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race etc.

March from selma to montgomery

January 2 1965

Blacks marched for their freedom

JImmy Lee Jackson killed

February 26 1965

Jimmie Lee Jackson, date of death, a protestor that was shot and killed

Voting Rights act

august 6 1965

Congress passes civil rights act