Emmett Till was an African American boy who was murdered at age 14 in Mississippi , reportedly for flirting with a white woman. This was the event that made many whites realize what the colored people went through.
Jackie Robinson integrates baseball
April 15, 1947
Jackie Robinson begins playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, which breaks the barrier for many African American athletes to come.
Integration of the Military
Truman ends segregation in the military.
Brown VS Education
May 17, 1954
School segregation gets struck down by congress, allowing black and white children to go to the same school, because of the Brown vs Education trial
Rosa Parks Montgomery bus boycott
December 1, 1955
Rosa Parks gets arrested for sitting in the front of the bus, challenging the idea of separate but equal. Which causes a boycott by the African americans against the buses.
Integration of Central High School Little Rock Arkansan
September 23, 1957
9 African American students where denied entrance to Little Rock High school in defiance of the 1954 U.S. Supreme COurt ruling integration in public schools.
A sit in was new tactic by the peaceful activists, it was was a peaceful and respectful way of ending discrimination.
Creation of SNCC
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was a protest group in the 1960s against racial and social injustice, and against the war in Vietnam.
They where civil rights activist who rode buses into the south, they did this to challenge the supreme courts decisions on Irene Morgan vs Commonwealth of Virginia.
May 2, 1963
The purpose of the march was to walk downtown to talk to the mayor about segregation in their city.
Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed
July 2, 1964
Jimmy Lee Jackson was a civil rights protester who was shot by James Fowler, a state trooper. This angered many African Americans motivating them to go further
March From Selma to Montgomery
March 25, 1965
Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the capitol in Montgomery, demanding for voting rights.
Civil Rights Act
July 2, 1965
It is a landmark piece of the civil rights movement, it outlawed discrimination bases of skin color, religion, sex. or heritage.
Voting Rights Act
August 6, 1965
The voting rights act outlawed the discriminatory voting in may southern regions, including literacy tests and prerequisite voting.