Jackie Robinson breaks the color line by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African-American pro
Integration of the Military
In the Korean war the U.S. lets black men fight on the front lines with the white men for the first time ever
Brown vs. Board of Education
a supreme court case that ruled that separate but equal as stated in Plessey vs. Ferguson, didn't mean equal. This integrated schools
Emmit Till Murdered
A black kid that was murdered in Missouri for whistling at a white woman by the woman's husband. This sparked Civil Rights movements
Rosa Parks and Montgomery Bus Boycott
When civil rights activist sat on the bus in the first seat for black people, a white person got on and the driver demanded she move. Rosa parks refused and got arrested
Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas
After the ruling of the supreme court in the Brown vs. Board of Education, schools had to desegregate and Little rock had a huge riot on the fist day of school. Each of the 9 black students got personal Military guards.
Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committe
The SNCC was a group of college students that led protests in the south mostly sit-in's at segregated lunch counters.
Sit-In - Greensboro, North Carolina
Four college students wanted to protest the rule that on whites can sit at the counter at restaurants. They were arrested eventually.
People who rode busses to the segregated south to protest the segregated busses. They were often sabotaged
May 2 1963
Many school students from Birmingham Alabama marched the mayors office to talk to the mayor about the segregation in their city. The children where attacked by the police
Civil Rights Act
This is the law that stated no one can be discriminated against because of their color or race. This was a huge victory for blacks
Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed
A Civil Rights activist that was shot by an Alabama state trooper. Jimmy Lee was unarmed and his death inspired the Selma to Montgomery Marches
March from Selma to Montgomery
This was a march planned to go to the Alabama state capital and peacefully talk to the governor. Police halted the march and attacked some marchers
Voting Rights Act
Signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson the law protected the rights of black people that are stated in the 14th and 15th amendment.