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Jackie Robinson integrates basebll

1947

He was one of the first blacks to play baseball and he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers

Integration of the military

1948

President Truman had been examining the issue of segregation in the armed forces

brown vs. board of education

1954

Now acknowledged as one of the greatest supreme court decisions of the 20th century

Rosa Parks/ Montgomery bus boycott

1955

Rosa Parks wouldn't give up her front row seat to a white person.

Emmett Till murdered

1955

14 year-old that is murdered for flirting with a white women

Integration of central high school, Little Rock, Arkansas

1957

Three years after the US supreme court unanimously ruled in brown vs board of education that separate educational facilities are inherently unequal

Sit-in - Greensboro, North Carolina

1960

Blacks sat in a room protesting

Creation of student Non-violent coordinating committee (SNCC)

1960

Young people who had emerged as leaders of the sit-in protest

Freedom riders

1961

When 6 blacks and 6 whites left Washington DC on two public buses bound for the deep south

children's march

1963

Generated national publicity and federal action

Civil rights act

1964

Speech broadcasted on national television and radio, president JFK unveiled plans to pursue a comprehensive civil rights bill in congress

March from Selma to Montgomery

1965

Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol of Montgomery, Alabama

Jimmie Lee Jackson killed

1965

An Alabama state trooper shot him for trying to protect his mother from being beaten at Mack's café

Voting rights act

1965

Had achieved only modest success overall and in some areas proved almost entirely ineffectual