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officials at Georgia Tech began plotting an integration strategy in January 1961.

January 4,1961

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.

February 12,1963

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

july 4,1964

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