begins playing for the Brooklyn dodgers, breaking the racial barrier in major league baseball
president truman ended segregation in armed forces
supreme court ended segregation in schools
Emmett Till , an African American, was brutally murdered for flirting and whistling at a white lady
rosa parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. Her action started a bus boycott that wanted to end segregation on transportation
Because of the 9 black students who bravely attended white schools, all African American students were given the right to an equal education.
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 Americans students gathered to downtown to talk to the mayor about segregation in their city
The act prohibited discrimination of public places, provided for the interrogation of schools and other public facilities and made employment discrimination illegal.
Jimmie 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 led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama
Congress passed the voting Rights act, it banned literacy tests and other barriers to African American Voting.