Sarah Miller's Civil Rights Timeline

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Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15, 1947

This was significant because African Americans could finally play baseball in the major leagues, in addition this showed people that blacks were not inferior to whites in all areas even though many believed it, lastly an African American became famous in a white venue.

Integration of the Military

July 26, 1948

This was significant because African Americans fought along side with whites and it made them depend upon one and other, white and black for support, showing that they would trust each other enough to put their lives in someones hands.

Brown Vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

This was significant because schools had been segregated for so long, this finally offered blacks to get the same education as whites and started the downfall of segregation.

The Murder of Emmet Till

August 28, 1955

This was significant because it caught the attention of the United States and showed how bad things were in the south, it caught peoples attention because a 14 year old was killed for whistling at a white woman.

Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955

This was significant because African American's were taking a stand, and they were peaceful pushing their way to end segregation while refusing to be treating badly.

Integration of Central High School

September 23, 1957

This was significant because it allowed all kids to get the same education regardless of race, and it pushed toward the end of segregation.

Sit-Ins

February 1, 1960

These were significant because they were peaceful ways for African Americans to get their point across.

The Creating of Student Non-Violence Coordinating Committee

April, 1960

This was significant because it had kids peacefully standing up for what they believed in, also it was youth-lead.

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961

They were significant because they put lot of pressure on the government to make a change about the segregation occurring in the United States.

Children's March

May 2, 1963

This was significant because it allowed children to show right from wrong in a very peaceful way.

Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

This was significant because it was the first time prohibited discrimination in employment and businesses of public accommodation on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

This is significant because it showed how horribly black people were treated and it caught the attention of many that weren't aware of how bad things were in the south.

March From Selma to Montgomery

March 21, 1965

This was significant because it was the thing that shifted the nations opinion about the civil rights movement.

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965

This was significant because it African Americans could speak their voice would finally be heard.