officials at Georgia Tech began plotting an integration strategy in January 1961.
May 4, 1961, an interracial group of student activists under the auspices of the Congress of Racial Equality departed Washington D.C. by bus to test local compliance throughout the Deep
May 4, 1961
Saturday, Sept. 29, 1962, Kennedy was deploying federal marshals to Oxford, and
September 29, 1962
The next day on October 1, 1962, after troops took control, Meredith became the first African-American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi
October 1, 1962
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) fieldworkers began organizing with black community leaders in Americus soon after their arrival in Sumter County in February 1963.
Medgar Evers led NAACP in Mississippi, 1964 Freedom Summer, as well as the voting rights stuggle that culminated in the Selma-Montgomery March
June 17, 1964
During the summer of 1964, hundreds of Northern college students traveled to Mississippi to help register black voters and encourage
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) organized a mass march from Selma to Montgomery on March 7, 1965.
March 7, 1965
Une 14, 1965, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) launched an innovative grassroots organizing campaign
June 14, 1965
With about thirty-five SCOPE volutneers taking positions on the SCLC staff with additional activities continuing in 1966.
August 22, 1966