Jackie Robinson being the first black man to play on a white baseball team showed alot of courage and the fact that black and whites could enjoy baseball togther
Intergration of the Military
Jul 26, 1948
This was significant because it showed Americans and African Americans can work togther and fight for our nation
Brown vs. Board of education
May 17, 1954
This was one of the first cases won by a black that should how "separate but equal" is not really true and how blacks feel inferior to whites.
Emmett Till murdered
Aug 28, 1955
Emmett till being murdered for whistling at a white woman really showed how white people in the south can get away with a lot and how the court systems were corrupt when it came to blacks.
Rosa Parks/ bus boycott
Dec 1, 1955
Rosa Parks gave courage to not follow Jim crow laws and not give her seat up for a white person. The bus boycott contributed to the African americans being able to go on the bus and sit where they want.
Integration of little rock
Sep 4, 1957
Integration of black children with white was a big step in the civil rights movement, it started a step towards desegregation and the president supported the black children going to school when white parents were upset.
Feb 1, 1960
This was important because it showed how peaceful African Americans could be when protests got violent it also showed the determination and how involved segregation was.
SNCC was an important part in civil rights movement and it was important because they worked down south
May 4, 1961
Freedom riders made the nation aware of such strict jim crow laws the kkk tried to stop the bus the freedom riders were on by setting it on fire.
May 1, 1963
This was significant because children were involved in the protest
Civil Rights Act
Jul 2, 1964
Civil rights act is major because it outlawed discrimination
Jimmy Lee Jackson killed
Feb 26, 1965
Jimmy lee jackson being killed made more Americans go towards the civil rights movement and try to pass the voting rights act.
March From Selma to Montgomery
Mar 7, 1965
This was a significant march because African Americans were walking all the way to the capitol for the voting rights act and state troopers tried to end the protest but the next day failed because of the protection from the president.
Voting rights act
Aug 6, 1965
It let miniorities vote which could contribute to less racism depending on the presidents views. Many whites got in the way of them voting.