Civil Rights Movment

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Jackie Robinson integrates baseball

1947

He was drafted into the major leagues and segregated against, but was soon seen as an equal member of the baseball world.

Integration of the military

1948

Whites and blacks were put in the same units and even fought side by side in the Korean War.

Brown vs. board of education

May 17,1954

The ruling integrated schools and abolished separate but equal.

Rosa parks/Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 5,1955

Rosa parks arrested for not sitting in the back of the bus, blacks didn't use buses for 381 days.

Integration of of central high school, little rock, Arkansas

September 1957

Troops sent to escort and protect black students in little rock high school.

Sit-in - Greensboro, North Carolina

February 1,1960

Black college students sat at lunch counters and didn't move, the were eventually beaten by police and arrested.

Creation of student non-violence coordinating Committee

Approx. April, 1960

A committee that coordinated sit-ins the freedom ride.

Children's march

May 2, 1963 - May 5, 1963

Black kids skipped classes to march on Birmingham, Alabama.

Jimmy lee Jackson killed

February 26,1965

A black protester that was killed for a civil rights protest.

March from Selma to Montgomery

March 25,1965

Black people march from Selma to Montgomery to present their grievances to the governor himself.

Voting rights act

August 1965

Banned segregation in public facilities to help blacks vote.