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Jackie Robinson integrates baseball

April 15, 1947

begins playing for the Brooklyn dodgers, breaking the racial barrier in major league baseball

Integration of the military

July 26, 1948

president truman ended segregation in armed forces

Brown vs the board of education

May 17, 1954

supreme court ended segregation in schools

Emmett Till Murder

August 28,1955

Emmett Till , an African American, was brutally murdered for flirting and whistling at a white lady

Rosa parks/ bus boycott

december 1, 1955

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

Little Rock

September 23, 1957

Because of the 9 black students who bravely attended white schools, all African American students were given the right to an equal education.

Sit in- Greensboro, NC

February 1, 1960

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


April 1960

The SNCC gave younger blacks more say in the Civil Rights Movement

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961

groups of black people on buses went into the deep south and were viciously attacked

Children's March

May 2, 1963

More than a thousand African Americans students gathered to downtown to talk to the mayor about segregation in their city

Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

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 Killed

February 18, 1965

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

Selma to Montgomery

March 25, 1965

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

Voting Rights act

August 6, 1965

Congress passed the voting Rights act, it banned literacy tests and other barriers to African American Voting.