Civil rights timeline


Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15 1947

New York, Jackie Robinson in his first game, being the first African American to join a white baseball team showed that blacks and whites are equal.

Integration of the military

July 26 1948

President Kennedy passed that all races of america must fight together in the military.

Brown vs the bored of education

May 17 1954

Mr.Brown of Topeka Kansas sued the bored of education because he felt that the separation of the races lowers young black girls self esteem with test he has performed.

Emmett Till Murder

August 28 1955

A black man from Mississippi was killed fighting for his rights.

Rosa Parks Movement

December 1 1955

In Montgomery Alabama Rosa was arrested for not giving up her bus seat to a white man, after arrest a boycott of the bus started.

Integration of central high school


In Little Rock Arkansas African American were given guards to help them get in to a white school.

Sit in

Feb 1 1960

In Greenboro North Carolina, African Americans sit down to show they want change.

Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

April 1 1960

In North Carolina college students staged a sit-in advocating nonviolence.

Freedom Riders

May 4 1961

A group of people who fought segregation in North Carolina.

Children March

may 2 1963 - may 5 1963

Civil Rights Act

July 2 1964

Rights for African Americans was passes ending segregation.

Jimmy Lee Jackson Death

February 26 1965

A young man from Alabama was killed for fighting for freedom.

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 7 1965

People are marching to fight for freedom until bloody Sunday witch stopped the march.

Voting Rights act

August 6 1965

The ban of discrimination in voting.