JFK Era Timeline

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Brown v. Board of Education

December 9, 1952 - May 17, 1954

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - December 20, 1956

Little Rock Nine Integrate Central High School

September 4, 1957

Greensboro, NC Sit-in

February 1, 1960

JFK Sworn in as President

January 20, 1961

Peace Corps Created

March 1, 1961

Bay of Pigs Invasion

April 1961

Freedom Ride

May 4, 1961

Berlin Wall Constructed

August 13, 1961

John Glenn Becomes First American to Orbit Earth

February 20, 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962

Medgar Evers Assassinated

June 12, 1963

March on Washington

August 28, 1963

JFK Assassinated, LBJ becomes President

November 22, 1963

Lee Harvey Oswald Assassinated

November 24, 1963

24th Amendment Ratified

January 23, 1964

Freedom Summer

June 1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964

July 2, 1964

Economic Opportunity Act

August 20, 1964

Malcolm X Assassinated

February 21, 1965

Selma, AL March

March 7, 1965

Medicare & Medicaid are Established

June 10, 1965

Voting Rights Act Established

August 6, 1965

Watts Riots

August 11, 1965 - August 15, 1965

Miranda v. Arizona

March 1, 1966 - June 3, 1966

Black Panther Party Formed

October 15, 1966

Detroit Riots

July 23, 1967

Poor People's Campaign

November 27, 1967

Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated

April 4, 1968

Civil Rights Act of 1968

April 11, 1968