On that date Jackie Robinson broke baseballs all white color barrier and played in his first Major League Baseball game and from there on continued to fight for blacks.
Executive order 9981 abolished all racial discrimination in the United States Armed Forces and eventually led to the end of segregation.
Brown challenged the Board of Education to get rid of segregation in public schools at the highest level in the supreme court.
Emmett Till was murdered horrible for whistling or flirting with a white woman named Caroline Bryant. Her husband and his half brother went to Emmett uncles house to him away to a barn and murdered Emmett Till
On this date Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white person. Thus lead to Rosa Parks being thrown of the bus.
9 African American students were denied entrance into Central High School. They students faced an angry mob of over 1000 white Americans protesting integration in front of Central High school.
Greensboro sit-ins were a Non-Violent protest by the blacks leading to an increased national' sentiment at a crucial period in US history.
SNCC was one of the most important originations of the American civil rights movement. It was organized by Ella Baker in a student meeting held at Shaw University in April 1960.
They were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses to the segregated southern states in 1961 and years to follow to challenge the non-enforcement of US supreme court decisions of Irene Morgan vs Commonwealth of Virginia and Boynton vs Virginia.
The march was lead by James Bevel and it was to walk downtown to talk to the mayor about segregation in their city. Many children left their schools to be arrested and then set free and then repeat the next day. The marches were stopped by head of police Bull Conner who brought fire houses and dogs to back the children away
Jimmie Lee Jackson was protecting his mother from being beaten at Mack's Café and was shot in the stomach and killed by an Alabama state trooper. Jackson was unarmed and his death inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches which was an important event in the American Civil Rights movement.
Martin Luther King led thousands of non-violent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. It was 5 day, 54 mile march from Selma to Montgomery.
An act to enforce the 15th amendment to the constitution of the United states.
Civil Rights Act of 1968 made sure that the United states provided fair housing opportunities of race, creed, or national origin. It also made it a federal crime to force or threat or interfere with anyone by reason of race, color, religion, or national origin