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Brown vs. Board of Education

May 7, 1954

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1955

Little Rock Nine integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas

September 1957

Greensboro, NC sit-in

February 1, 1960

John F Kennedy is sworn in as President

January 20, 1961

The Peace Corps is created

March 1, 1961

Bay of Pigs invasion

April 17, 1961 - April 19, 1961

Freedom Rides

May 4, 1961

Berlin Wall is constructed

August 13, 1961

Astronaut John Glenn comes the first American to orbit the earth

February 20, 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962

The assassination of Medgar Evers

June 12, 1963

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

August 28, 1963

JFK is assassinated & LBJ becomes President

November 22, 1963

Lee Harvey Oswald is assassinated by Jack Ruby

November 24, 1963

The 24th Amendment is ratified outlawing poll taxes

January 23, 1964

The assassination of Malcolm X

February 21, 1964

Economic Opportunity Act is enacted

March 16, 1964

Selma, AL march

May 21, 1964

Freedom Summer

June 1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964

July 2, 1964

Medicare & Medicaid are established

July 1965

Voting Rights Act is established

August 6, 1965

Watts riots

August 11, 1965 - August 15, 1965

Miranda vs. Arizona

February 28, 1966 - March 1, 1966

The Black Panther Party is formed

October 15, 1966

Detroit riots

July 23, 1967 - July 28, 1967

Poor Peoples Campaign

November 27, 1967

Civil Rights Act of 1968

April 11, 1968

The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 14, 1968