Case goes to the Supreme Court that says segregation of schools is illegal.
Emmett was abducted and found three days later drowned with a cotton gin and barbed wire around his neck.
MLK led a year-long bus boycott.
President Eisenhower sends troops to protect and assist in desegregation.
Protesting separate but equal
Teachers refuse to teach in a school with colored children attending.
Helped by NAACP
Byron de la Beckwith arrested but not convicted for 20 years!
Makes it illegal to discriminate in employment and to segregate public places.
In Los Angeles