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Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier in the MLB

1947

Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier for MLB

Order #9981

1948

Desegregated the military

Emmett Tills

1955

Was beaten to death for flirting with a white girl

Brown v. Board of Education

1955

5 separate court cases that made it illegal to segrgate schools

Rosa Parks/ Boycott

1955

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and people in Montgomery boycott the bus system

Little Rock Integration

1957

9 black students go into an all white school by the President's request

Sit In

1960

A nonviolent and peaceful protest where 4 black college students who go in an all white restaurant and asked for food and leave until the place closed

Student nonviolent coordinating committee

1960

SNCC was a group who lead a lot of nonviolent protest

Freedom Riders

1961

Rode interstate buses to Washington because it was illegal to segregate buses

Children March

1963

A nonviolent protest where thousand of youth got hosed or jail

Civil Rights Act

1964

Outlawed discrimation

Voting Rights Act

1965

Gave African Americans the right to vote

Jimmie Lee Jackson

1965

Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed by a police officer in a nonviolent protest

March from Selena to Montgomery

1965

A nonviolent protest from Selena to Montgomery, Alabama for 5 days led by SNCC