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Integration of the military

1948

Truman wanted black and whites to fight in the military together

Jackie Robinson integrates baseball

1948

He was the first African american to ever play in the major leagues, he also broke the color barrier and the whit people didn't like this.

Brown vs. board of education

1954

Ended legal segregation in schools

Rosa Parks/ montgomerey bus boycott

1955

Blacks boycotted the Montgomery bus systems because Rosa was arrested for not giving her seat to a white man, blacks boycotted for a year and hurt the bus company money

Emmett Till Murdered

1959

Emmett Till, a teenager from Chicago, whistled as a white lady, during the night white men went to his house and killed him

Creation of the SNCC

1960

" The students non-violent coordinating committee" was one of the most useful resources in the american civil rights act.

Sit-in- Greensboro, North Carolina

1960

Sit-ins were nonviolent protests, blacks would go to all white bars and sit down. They would take all the beatings and not retaliate. They refused to move.

Freedom riders

1961

These were people who rode down on interstate buses to the segregated united states south.

Children' s march

1963

the purpose of the march was to walk downtown to talk to the mayor about segregation in their city. Many children left their schools to march

Civil rights act

1964

It outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin

March from Selma to Montgomerey

1965

The first march took place on March 7, 1965. 600 marchers, protesting the death of Jackson were attacked by state and local police.

Jimmie lee jackson was killed

1965

He was a civil rights protester who was shot by an Alabama state trooper

Voting rights act

1965

Designed to enforce voting rights for u.s citizens

Integration of Central High school , little rock, Arkansas

1987

A site of a forced school desegregation