Social Studies Timeline


Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 1947

Jackie Robinson integrates baseball by being the first black man to play in the Brooklyn Dodgers

Integration of Military

January 1948

White House memos indicated that the President was determined to end military segregation by executive order.

Brown vs Board of Education

May 1954

Brown vs Board of Education was based on State-sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th amendment and was therefore unconstitutional.

Emmett Till Murdered

August 1955

Emmett Till was murdered for flirting with a white mans wife by dog whistling at her

Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1956

the Montgomery bus boycott was a 13-month mass protest that ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.

Integration Of Central High School , Little Rock , Arkansas

September 1957

police officers had to be stationed around the Central High School campus to ensure the safety of the Little Rock Nine, a group of nine African American students who were to attend the school and break the color barrier.

Sit-in -- Greensboro , North Carolina

February 1960

four African-American sat at a white-only lunch counter inside a Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth's store.


April 1960

young people who had emerged as leaders of the sit-in protest movement initiated on February 1

Freedom RIders

May 1961

seven blacks and six whites left Washington, D.C., on two public buses bound for the Deep South.

Children's March

May 1963

The Children's Crusade was the name bestowed upon a march by hundreds of school students in Birmingham, Alabama

Civil Rights Act

July 1964

the civil rights forbade discrimination on the basis on someones gender

Jimmie Lee Jackson Killed

February 1965

he was a civil rights protester who was shot and killed by Alabama State Troopers

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 1965

Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent people to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama

Voting Rights Act

August 1965

outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War