JFK & Civil Rights Era Timeline

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Brown vs. Board of Education

1954

Montgomery Bus Boycott

12/01/1955

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

09/04/1957

Voting Rights Act is established

09/09/1957

JFK is sworn in as president

01/20/1960

Greensboro, NC sit - in

03/07/1960

The Peace Corps is created

03/01/1961

Bay of Pigs Invasion

04/1961

Freedom Rides

05/21/1961

Berlin Wall is constructed

08/13/1961

John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth

02/20/1962

The 24th Amendment is ratified outlawing poll taxes

08/27/1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

10/1962

Civil Rights Act of 1963

04/11/1963

The assissination of Medgar Evers

06/11/1963

March on Washington

08/28/1963

JFK is assassinated & LBJ becomes president

11/22/1963

Lee Harvey Oswald is assassinated by Jack Ruby

11/24/1963

Civil Rights Act of 1964

07/02/1964

Economic Opportunity Act is enacted

08/20/1964

The assassination of Malcom X

02/21/1965

Medicare & Medicaid are established

07/30/1965

Watts Riots

08/13/1965

The Black Panther Party is formed

10/10/1966

Detroit Riots

07/27/1967 - 07/28/1967

Poor Peoples Campaign

11/27/1967

The assassination of MLJ Jr.

04/04/1968