Jackie Robinson "broke the color line" of baseball, winning the championship for the Brooklyn Dodgers. This was the first integration of professional sports.
Drew National attention to severe segregation in south.
The Army was a major employer of minorities.
It was a unanimous decision by an all white jury, secured integration of education.
Reveled the brutality caused by Jim Crow laws.
Led to desegregation of public transport by Supreme Court on November 13, 1956
The president sent troops to escort black students, showed he will enforce desegregation.
Inspired sit ins around other parts of the country.
coordinated youth-led direct action campaigns against segregation, ex/ Freedom rides
A non-violent protest attacked with fire hoses and police dogs, stirred civil rights movements everywhere leading to start of desegregation in Birmingham.
Criminalized any segregation of public services and the use of federal funds for discriminatory programs.
Was by a state trooper during a small protest.
the march was met by violence by state an local authorities, required federal escort to be successful.
Banned racial segregation in voting practices by federal and local governments.