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