This is really what started the civil rights movement. You had a black man playing a white mans game. That is what broke the ice for the color barrier.
Like Jackie robinson this also broke a color barrier allowing blacks to fight alongside whites in war.
This allowed blacks to give their view based on the education that there kids are receiving.
Emmett till was murdered due allegedly flirting with a white woman. This finally opened blacks eyes about the hate that whites had towards them.
The Rosa Parks bus boycott was really the first opportunity given to blacks as a chance to fight back against the segregation and hate.
Like the integrations before it this also broke the color barrier. But this one was the most affective. It allowed black and white children to attend the same school which had a very big affect on the civil rights movement.
Sit ins were a non-violent way that blacks could express themselves and not cause commotion.
The sncc prevented violence from white students to black students.
Freedom riders rode buses into more segregated parts of the south to express their feelings and viewpoints to the racists.
The civil rights act outlawed any segregation against blacks.
When jimmy lee Jackson was murdered it made the blacks realize that even after the civil rights movement they are still being discriminated against.
The march from Selma to Montgomery was the official date that blacks took a stand against the hatred and discrimination. It is what made the biggest impact on the civil rights movement.