He became the first African American major league baseball player of the modern era of 1947 and impacted segregation and racial equality.
President Truman signed the executive order 9981, which announced equality of treatment and opportunity for everyone in the armed services in order to end segregation in the armed forces.
The day the supreme court rules racial segregation in schools unconstitutional.
Emmett Till, an African American, was brutally murdered, for flirting with a white girl and impacted racial equality and justice.
Rosa Parks was arrested and the Montgomery bus boycott was a 13 month mass protest that ended with the US supreme court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.
All African American students were given the right to an equal education, under the United States Supreme Court, because of 9 African American students.
The 1960 sit-ins effected partial desegregation, without legal action, but was proved to be one of the simplest and effective protests of the civil rights movement.
The SNCC agave younger blacks more say in the Civil Rights movement.
The congress of Racial Equality, planned journeys to change the seating interstate passengers and to show how it was unconstitutional.
More than a thousand African Americans (students) gathered at 6th street Baptist Curb to march downtown Birmingham.
The act prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities and made employment discrimination illegal.
Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed by an Alabama state topper and helped the civil rights demonstration, which led to the Voting Rights Act.
Martin Luther King Jr's Southern Christian Leadership Conference had Selma, Alabama, its focus to have African Americans in the South, to vote and passed the Voting Rights Act to African Americans.
Congress passed this acre which banned literacy tests and other ballets to African American voting.