Civil Rights Timeline

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Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

Approx. April 15, 1947

Integration of the military

July 26, 1948

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

Montgomery bus boycott

December 1, 1955 - December 20, 1956

Integration of central High school, Little Rock, Arkansas

September 23, 1957

Sit-in - Greensboro, North Carolina

February 1, 1960

Creation of Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee

april 1960

Freedom riders

may 4,1961

Children's March

May 2, 1963 - may 5, 1963

Civil Rights Act passed

July 2, 1964

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

The march from Selma to Montgomery

march 25, 1965

Voting Rights act signed

august 6, 1965