JFK & Civil Rights Era TImeline

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Brown vs. Board of Education

12/9/1952 - 5/17/1954

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

5/24/1955

Montgomery Bus Boycott

12/1/1955 - 12/20/1956

Greensboro, NC sit-in

2/1/1960

JFK sworn in as President

1/20/1961

Peace Corps is created

3/1/1961

Bay of Pigs invasion

4/17/1961

Freedom Rides

5/4/1961 - 5/17/1961

Berlin Wall is constructed

8/13/1961

John Glenn becomes first American to orbit the earth

2/20/1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

10/14/1962 - 10/28/1962

The assassination of Medgar Evers

6/12/1963

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

8/28/1963

JFK assassinated, LBJ becomes president

10/22/1963

Lee Harvey Oswald is assassinated by Jack Ruby

10/24/1963

The 24th Amendment is ratified outlawing poll taxes

1/23/1964

Freedom Summer

6/14/1964 - 6/17/1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964

7/2/1964

Economic Opportunity Act is enabled

8/20/1964

Detroit riots

2/21/1965

Malcolm X is assassinated

2/21/1965

Selma, AL march

3/7/1965

Medicare & Medicaid established

6/10/1965

Voting Rights Act is established

8/6/1965

Watts riots

8/11/1965 - 8/15/1965

Miranda vs. Arizona

3/1/1966 - 6/3/1966

Black Panther Party is formed

10/15/1966

Poor Peoples Campaign

11/27/1967

MLK assassinated

4/3/1968

Civil Rights Act of 1968

4/11/1968