The Montgomery bus boycott, a seminal event in the Civil Rights Movement, was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama.
Little Rock 9
September 4, 1957 - December 1959
The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957
The Friendship Nine, or Rock Hill Nine, was a group of African-American men who went to jail after staging a sit-in at a segregated McCrory's lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
May 4, 1961
Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and s
March on Washington
August 28, 1963
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the March on Washington, or The Great March on Washington, was held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963.
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing
September 15, 1963 - September 16, 1963
The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was an act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama
March 7, 1965 - March 21, 1965
The Selma to Montgomery marches were three protest marches, held in 1965, along the 54-mile highway from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery.
March 7, 1965
a peaceful march from Selma to Montgomery became a bloody demonstration as protesters were brutally attacked in front of the world.
August 11, 1965 - August 16, 1965
an African-American motorist was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. A minor roadside argument broke out, and then escalated into a fight.
Orangeburg, SC Massacre
February 8, 1968
The Orange burg massacre refers to the shooting of protesters by South Carolina Highway Patrol officers in Orange burg, South Carolina, on the South Carolina State University campus on the evening of February 8, 1968.