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Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

1947

Jackie Robinson broke a racial barrier by joining white men on the team the Dodgers

Integration of Military

1948

President Harry Truman attempts enforcing racial equality by integrating the military

Brown vs. BOE

1951

Oliver Brown on the behalf of his black daughter makes a complaint to the court about racial segregation in the school system

Rosa Parks

1955

Rosa Parks refused to leave a white seat and was arrested. This eventually led to the boycott of Montgomery buses

Integration of Little Rock Highschool

1957

9 African American students were blocked by the national guard to enter their newly integrated school

Sit-In

April 1960

In Greensboro, NC, 4 African American boys sat in a white booth and refused to leave unless served

Voting Rights Act

1965

The voting rights law passed by congress banned any barriers of African American voting