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Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

4/15/1947

This event was very important because, Jackie Robinson opened the door for all colored athletes in sports.

Integration of Military

7/26/1948

This event was important because, this allowed many black military members, to join the army and not be subject to unequal treatment.

Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

5/17/1954 - 9/4/1957

This event was important because, it also allowed colored people in high school to receive the same treatment as whites and, the federal government showed they would not stand for segregation in schools anymore.

Brown vs Board of Education

5/17/1954

This event was important because, it allowed black children to receive the same level of education as white children. It also allowed black children to think of themselves as equal to whites.

Emmitt Till Murdered

8/28/1955

This event was important because, it brought national attention to, segregation and racial activity in the US

Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott

12/1/1955 - 12/21/1956

This event was important because, it showed the blacks would not stand for being mistreated anymore.

Children's March

9/4/1957

This event was important because, it showed that blacks were not afraid of being mistreated in the deep south.

Sit In - Greensboro, North Carolina

2/1/1960

This event was important because, it showed that blacks just wanted to be equal and, they didn't fight back at all. They showed they meant peace in every way.

Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

7/1/1960

This event was important because, it gave more power to the movement of no segregation in schools across the country.

Freedom Riders

7/1/1961

This event was important because, it persuaded more colored people to join the movement of no segregation.

Civil Rights Act

6/2/1964

This event was important because, it made segregation in stores illegal, pushing the momentum in favor of no segregation.

Jimmie Lee Jackson Killed

2/26/1965

This event was important because, it once again showed the terrible treatment in the south towards blacks.

March from Selma to Montgomery

5/7/1965 - 5/25/1965

This event was important because, it shifted the opinion of civil rights towards the blacks.

Voting Rights Act

8/5/1965

This event was important because, it gave blacks more power in government and, it showed that the federal government was trying their best to take all segregation away in the USA.