Jackie Robinson's success was the fulfillment of the American promise:that anyone given the opportunity in the U.S. society could succeed.
Integration of the Military
July 26, 1948
Executive order 9981 was the first major blow to segregation, giving hope to African American activists that change was possible due to the integration of the military.
Brown vs. Board of Education
The Supreme Court put an end to segregation in schools and allowed all races to get an equal opportunity to a good education.
Emmett Till Murdered
August 28, 1955
The Emmet Till Murder showed the brutality of the Jim Crow laws and helped raise awareness of how miss treated African Americans were.
Integration Of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas
September 23, 1957
The Federal Government showed how they could over power any local government opening a pathway to help more schools become integrated and also lead to Brown vs The Board Of Education.
Sit-In Greensboro, North Carolina
After the sit-in it started to spread to the northern states such as Alabama and Ohio and wester states such as Nevada. Sit in Protest began to fight segregation in Libraries, transportation facilities, museums, art galleries, parks and beaches.
Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
February 1, 1960
The SCCN lead to more kids having non-violent protests to end segregation and help to people understand there is a way to protest without fighting back but still make a difference.
May 4, 1961 - May 17, 1961
The freedom riders showed even the federal government would help African Americans fight for equality by helping them reach their final destination.
May 1, 1963 - May 5, 1963
Success in Birmingham provided momentum for the march on Washington for jobs and freedom and helped paved the way for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed
February 18, 1965
Jimmy Lee Jackson's death lead to the march on Montgomery and showed that African Americans will not stand by while officials are killing due to a persons race.
March from Selma to Montgomery
March 25, 1965 - March 30, 1965
The March pushed for the passing of the voting rights act of 1965.Helping African Americans gain equal voting rights and helping to win the fight against segregation.
Voting Rights Act
June 8, 1965
The county came to an alarming realization that the Federal Government has over all authority to making voting equal for races.
Rosa Parks/ Montgomery Bus Boycott
December 1, 1965 - December 20, 1965
Many African Americans realized protesting was going to help end segregation and helped to push desegregation, Martin Luther King Jr. Became a popular and prominence leader of the Civil Rights Movement.