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Jackie Robinson Integrates Baseball

April 15, 1947

Jackie Robinson broke the 6 decade racial boundary in 1947.

Integration of the Military

July 16, 1948

Integrated military failed to impact the home life of a black american.

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

The brown case was actually the first in the ilne of 5 cases.

Emmett Till Murdered

August 28, 1955

Emmett's grandfather failed to raise him in what had been his social place.

Rosa Parks/The Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955

Montgomery bus driver James Blake ordered Rosa and three other Black Americans seated nearby to move.

Integration of Little Rock

September 4, 1957

The 9 black students had to be accompanied by armed guards.

Sit-In (Greensboro, NC)

Approx. March 12, 1960

Thoughn ot the first, the Greensboro sit-ins were an instrumental action, leading to increased national sentiment at a crucial period in US history.

Creation of SNCC

April 1, 1960

The idea for a locally based, student-run organization was conceived by Ella Baker

Freedom Riders

May 4, 1961

These activists challenged segregation peacefully.

Children's March

May 2, 1963

The head of police "Bull Connor" brought fire hoses to ward off the children and set police dogs after them.

Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

An act to enforce the constitutional right for ALL peoples to vote

Jimmie Lee Jackson Killed

February 26, 1965

His death put a new spark in peoples hearts.

March From Selma to Montgomrty

February 26, 1965

People marched to end but many people were hurt.

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965

The act to enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States