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
President Harry S Truman, ordered a law in the integration of the military.
Integration of the Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas
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
Brown vs. Board of Education
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
Emmett Till Murdered
He was an African American 14 year old boy who got murdered for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.
Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott
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
Sit-In - Greensboro, North Carolina
Four African American students of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical university decided to eat at a store. They kept saying non violence
Creation of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
It was a group that was preventing non violence from happening in the South, and try to end racism
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.
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
President Lyndon Johnson, passes an act that prohibited discrimination in public places
March from Selma to Montgomery
Martin Luther King let thousands of non violent demonstrators to march to Montgomery, promoting SNCC and SCLC.
Jimmy Lee Jackson Killed
Jimmy Lee Jackson, an African American civil rights protester was shot and killed by Alabama state trooper, James Bonard Fowler.
Voting Rights Act
President Lyndon Johnson, passed the voting rights act in which aimed to help prevent African Americans to vote