Lorenzo Bicknese Timeline


jackie robinson integrates baseball

April 15, 1947

Jackie Robinson integrates baseball. He officially joined the major leagues in 1947.

Integration of Military

July 26, 1948

Integration of Military ended racial segregation and discrimination.

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Brown vs. Board of Education made blacks and whites be allowed to go to public schools together.

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

Emmett Till was murdered for flirting with a white woman.

Rosa Parks/ Montgomery Bus Boycott

December, 1955

Rosa Parks/ Montgomery Bus Boycott was when a black woman (Rosa Parks) refused to stand up from the front of a bus when a white person told her to stand up and move.

Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

September 23, 1957

9 black kids faced an angry mob of whites with over 1,000 people in it.

sit-in greensboro, north carolina

February 1, 1960

Four black students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University sat at an all white counter.

The Creation of Student Non-Violent coordinating Comittee (SNCC)

April 1960

The sit-in protest was initiated on February 1.

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961

Freedom Riders was when 7 blacks and 6 whites went to test the Supreme Court's ruling in Boynton v. Virginia

Children's March

May 2, 1963

Children's March was a march by school students in Birmingham, Alabama, during the American Civil Rights Movement's Campaign.

Civil Rights Act


The act was supported by John F Kennedy

Jimmie Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

Jimmie Lee Jackson was murdered.

March Selma to Montgomery

march 25, 1965

Martin Luther King marched 5 days and 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery with the (SNCC)

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965

The Voting Rights Act allowed African Americans to vote.