Civil Rights Movement

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Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15, 1947

This was important to the Civil Rights movement because it shows the first time that blacks were not segregated in baseball

Integration of the military

July 26, 1948

This was important to the Civil Rights movement because
it allowed the blacks to have a say in the government such as; voting and equal education

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

This was important to the Civil Rights movement because, it was the breakthrough that started to not allow segregated schools.

Emmett Till

August 28, 1955

This was important to the Civil Rights movement because, it shows how badly whites treated blacks for just making a simple remark at a white women. This portrayed whites as violent people.

Rosa Parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - December 20, 1956

This was important to the Civil Rights movement because it was also a sign that showed that blacks wouldn’t feel inferior to whites

Integration of Central High School

September 23, 1957

This was important to the Civil Rights movement because it
showed whites from the south that the government would step in if they didn’t desegregate whites and blacks

Sit-In (Greensboro,NC)

February 1, 1960

This was important to the Civil Rights movement because it proved to the whites that they were just as equal to them
because, they were paying customers. And they weren’t asked to leave like the whites had intended

Creation of the SNCC

April 15, 1960

This was important to the Civil Rights movement because the blacks showed to the whites that no matter what they wouldn't use violent to fight back because they knew that if they did, they would get framed.

Freedom Riders

May 14, 1961

This was important to the Civil Rights movement
because it sent 600 federals to protect the riders.

Childrens March

May 2, 1963

This was important to the Civil Rights movement because it showed that the blacks would not stop until they were equal

Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

This was very important to the Civil Rights movement because it showed that now people cannot be discriminated against due to beliefs and color

Jimmy lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

This was important to the Civil RIghts movement because, it showed that white people took discrimination too far by killing an innocent black man for protesting silently

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 7, 1965 - March 25, 1965

This was important to the Civil Rights movement because it showed that blacks wouldn't stop or testing until the got equal rights

Voting Rights act

August 6, 1965

This was important to the Civil Rights act because it no allowed black to vote for government positions