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Jackie Robinson integrates baseball

April 15, 1947

Jackie Robinson ends segregation in professional baseball when he plays his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers

Integration of the Military

July 26, 1948

Black and white soldiers will fight together for the first time

Brown vs. Board of education

May 17, 1954

The supreme court ruled segregation unconstitutional

Emmett Till murdered

August 28, 1955

Sparked an upsurge in the Civil Rights movement

Rosa Parks/Montgomery bus boycott

December 1, 1955

Rosa Park's arrest started the bus boycott which ended in favor of african-americans letting them sit where they want on busses

Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

September 23, 1957

Black students were going to school with white kids in a formerly all white school

Sit-in, Greensboro, North Carolina

February 1, 1960

The use of nonviolent protests such as sit ins would lead to African-Americans being severely harmed in hopes the government will step in

Creation of SNCC

April 1960

Played a large role in sit ins, the use of nonviolent protests

Freedom Riders

May 1961

Won key victories for African-Americans during the civil rights movement

Children's March

May 2, 1963 - May 5, 1963

Children in Alabama braved police and their dogs and fires to help try to end segregation

Jimmy Lee Jackson killed

February 26, 1965

inspired a civil rights demonstration that led to the passing of the voting rights act

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 25, 1965 - March 30, 1965

Emotional peak of the civil rights movement

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1986

Minorities gained the right to vote and could vote for candidates who may want to end segregation