Civil Rights Timeline

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Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

1947

Jackie Robinson, an African American ballplayer, was brought up from the minor leagues and the nation was divided. Many whites and
blacks liked this move

Integration of the Military

1948

President Harry S Truman, ordered a law in the integration of the military.

Brown vs. Board of Education

1954

Mr. Browns daughter had to walk blocks and blocks to a rundown and dangerous school for black kids, when there was a perfectly good public school near the house. Brown sued and segregation nearly ended

Integration of the Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

1954

African Americans tried to enter Little Rocks Central High school and a fight broke out. Central high became a national and an international symbol of resistance to desegregation

Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955

An African American woman by the name of Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on the bus. Meanwhile Montgomery began an bus boycott

Emmett Till Murdered

1955

He was an African American 14 year old boy who got murdered for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.

Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

1960

It was a group that was preventing non violence from happening in the South, and try to end racism

Sit-In - Greensboro, North Carolina

1960

Four African American students of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical university decided to eat at a store. They kept saying non violence

Freedom Riders

1961

Seven blacks and six whites left Washington D.C on two public buses heading for the deep south, and they intended to test the Supreme Courts ruling.

Childrens March

1963

This was a march in which hundreds of school students in Birmingham, Alabama walked downtown to talk to their mayor about segregation

Civil Rights Act

1964

President Lyndon Johnson, passes an act that prohibited discrimination in public places

Voting Rights Act

1965

President Lyndon Johnson, passed the voting rights act in which aimed to help prevent African Americans to vote

Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed

1965

Jimmy Lee Jackson, an African American civil rights protester was shot and killed by Alabama state trooper, James Bonard Fowler.

March from Selma to Montgomery

1965

Martin Luther King let thousands of non violent demonstrators to march to Montgomery, promoting SNCC and SCLC.