Civil Rights Movement


Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15, 1947

Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues, breaking the racial barrier in baseball.

Integration of the Military

July 26,1948

President Harry Truman desegregate all units of the armed forces.

Brown VS Board of Education

May 17,1954

Supreme Court rules "separate but equal" unconstitutional and desegregate all schools in America.

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28,1955

The death of Till sparked the Civil Rights Movement and it inspired many civil rights activists.

Rosa Parks/Monygomery Bus Boycott

December 1,1955 - December 20,1956

Finally after 381 days, Montgomery Bus Boycott succeed it's goal with the end of segregation of buses in Montgomery.

Integration of Central High School,Little Rock,Arkansas

September 23,1957

It showed the willingness of young african-americans for change and how they would risk their lives for freedom.

Sit-In--Greensboro,North Carolina

February 1960

The Sit-Ins were successful both in forcing partical integration and in increasing national awareness of the suffering African-Americans in the south.

Creation of Student Non-Violence Coordinating Committee

April 15,1960

The SNCC took part in making the sit-ins more frequent and also took part in freedom rides and other 1960's protests.

Freedom Riders

May 4,1961

The goal was reached for the freedom rides,desegrating interstate bus travel.

Children's March

May 1,1963 - May 5,1963

It had a dramatic impact on public opinion in Birmingham,also broke down emotional barrier of adult encouraging them to fight like the children were.

Civil Rights Act

July 2,1964

The final goal of the entire Civil Rights Movement was reached ending segration of public place,schools, voting and employment discrimination

Jimmie Lee Jackson Killed

February 26,1965

The death of Jimmie Lee Jackson inspired the marches from Selma to Montgomery.

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 7,1965 - March 26,1965

It showed Americans that African-Americans weren't going to stop until they got their voting rights and showed the public the cruelty and of hate of others towards them.

Voting Rights Act

August 6,1965

It finally gave African-Americans the right to vote which became extremely populary in the black community.