Black Americans, 1929-2000

Events

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

1954

Emmett Till murdered

August 28 1955

Little Rock Central High School is integrated

September 3 1957 - September 24 1957

James Meredith enrolls at Ole Miss

October 1 1962

Malcolm X assassinated

February 21 1965

Black Panther Party founded

October 1966

MLK assassinated

April 4 1968

Black Power salute at 1968 Olympics

16 October 1968

Law

FEPC created by FDR

June 25 1941

Fair Employment Practice Committee

US Army desegregated

July 26 1948

Also known as Executive Order 9981

Schools begin desegregation

1954 - 1955

Desegregation of bus terminals

September 22 1961

Civil Rights Act

1964

Voting Rights Act

August 6 1965

Interracial Marriages Act

1967

Fair Housing Act

1968

Protest

'Double V' campaign

1941 - 1945

Rosa Parks refuses to move

December 1 1955

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1 1955 - December 20 1956

Freedom Rides

December 1960 - September 22 1961

Selma to Montgomery marches

March 7 1965 - March 25 1965

Race riots

August 11 1965 - 1967

Army

Tuskegee Airmen active in WW2

1941 - 1945