First African American player to be integrated into major league baseball. He gained much support from both black and white fans.
Executive order9981 issued by President Truman-abolished racial segregation in US armed forces
Many different cases of segregation in schools- verdict abolished separate but equal in schools.
He went to visit is mother in Mississippi, and made a remark to a white lady. He was kidnapped and brutally beaten and murdered later that day.
Rosa Parks refused to switch seats for a white man-was arrested.
Black people refused to ride the buses to and from work in Montgomery- it eventually led to an integrated bus system.
Governor Orval Faubus ordered the national guard to prevent the 9 black students from entering the newly "integrated" highschool.
4 black students went and sat at a white-only lunch counter in Woolworth's- it sparked a wave of sit-in's all over.
Organized sit ins and freedom rides. Gave young people a voice in the Civil Rights Movement.
Mixed races rode buses down the South to prove how the federal laws banning segregation on buses weren't being followed there
Thousands of black students marched downtown in Birmingham- police set attack dogs on them and used fire hoses on them-shocked the world and made headlines
Ended racial segregation in schools, workplaces, and public accommodations.
Was shot by a state trooper when he was trying to save his family-he died 8 days later
The march got beaten back by the police with nightsticks and tear gas- 2 days later Martin Luther King Junior led another march that succeeded
Signed by President Lyndon B Johnson, it enforced the 15th amendment which gave African American people the right to vote.