Robinson became the first African American Major league baseball player of the modern era of 1947.
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 are unconstitutional.
All African American students were given the right to an equal, education, under the US Supreme court, because of the nine 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 gave younger blacks more say in the Civil Rights Movement.
Groups of black people on buses went into the deep south and were viciously attacked.
More than a thousand African American students gathered at sixth street Baptist church to march downtown Birmingham.
The act prohibited discrimination of public places, provided for the interrogation of schools and other public facilities and made employment discrimination illegal.
Jimmy Lee Jackson was shot and killed by an Alabama State trooper and helped the Civil Rights demonstration, which led to the voting rights act.
Martin Luther King Jr led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capital in Montgomery, Alabama after five days march from Selma, Alabama.
Congress passed this act which banned literacy tests and other barriers to African American voting.