4th hour Stacy: Rachel Mann

JFK and Civil Rights Era

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - December 20, 1956

Little Rock Nine integrates Central High School in Little Rock, AR

September 25, 1957

Greensboro, NC sit-in

February 1, 1960

JFK is sworn in as president

January 20, 1961

Bay of Pigs invasion

April 15, 1961

Freedom Rides

May 1961

Berlin Wall is constructed

August 13, 1961

Astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth

1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

the Peace Corps is created

June 10, 1963

assassination of Medgar Evers

June 11, 1963

March on Washington- MLK delivers his 'I Have a Dream' speech

August 28, 1963

JFK is assassinated and LBJ becomes president

November 22, 1963

Lee Harvey Oswald is assassinated by Jack Ruby

November 24, 1963

Freedom Summer

1964

the 24th Amendment is ratified outlawing poll taxes

January 23, 1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964

July 2, 1964

Economic Opportunity Act is enacted

August 1964

Watts riots

1965

assassination of Malcolm X

February 1965

Selma, AL march

March 7, 1965

Medicare and Medicaid are established

July 1965

Voting Rights Act is established

August 6, 1965

Miranda vs. Arizona

1966

The Black Panter Party is formed

October 1966

Detroit riots

July 1967

Civil Rights Act of 1968

April 1968

the assassination of MLK

April 4, 1968

Poor Peoples Campaign

May 1968