Discrimination in military ends.
Supreme court decides to end racial segregation in public schools, although most schools remain segregated.
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white man. Rosa is arrested. This marks the start of the Montgomery bus boycott, which will last over a year.
Nine African American students are blocked by a large group of white people and national guards from going into the school they were transferring to. President Eisenhower sends troops to escort them.
Four African American college students staged a sit-in at a whites only lunch counter.
250,000 people marched in front of Lincoln Memorial. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I have a dream” speech.
Three former Ku Klux Klan members bombed a Baptist church before sunday morning services. Four young girls were killed and many injured.
Act prohibits employment discrimination because of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin.
Six-hundred marchers protest against black voter suppression. Police attack them. Martin Luther King Jr. fights it in court and ends up finishing the court and ends up finishing the march of March 25th.
Makes equal housing opportunity no matter your race, religion, or national origin.