Political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery.
Little Rock 9
Nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School.
Group of African American men who went to jail after staging a sit-in at a segregated McCrory's lunch counter.
May 4, 1961 - Sep 1961
Civil Rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States.
March on Washington
A march for jobs and freedom.
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing
September 15, 1963
Act of white supremacist terrorism. Resulting in 4 deaths.
March 7, 1965
Peaceful march from Selma to Montgomery as protesters were brutally attacked.
Selma to Montgomery March
march 7 1965 - march 21 1965
Lead by Marti Luther King Jr. It was a three protest marches, held in 1965, along the 54-mile highway from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery
August 11 1965 - August 16 1965
Spurred from an incident when Marquette Frye, a African American motorist, was pulled over and arrested by Lee W. Minikus, a white California Highway Patrolman. Police officers and the crowd erupted in a violent exchange.
The shooting of protesters by South Carolina Highway Patrol officers.