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Brown v. Board of Education

05/17/1954

Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat at the front of the bus

12/01/1955

Sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter

02/01/1960

James Meredith-1st black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi

10/01/1962

Martin Luther King is arrested and jailed during anti-segregation protests

04/16/1963

March on Washington

08/28/1963

4 girls at Sunday school are killed from bomb at the 16th Street Baptist Church

09/15/1963

The 24th Amendment abolishes the poll tax

01/23/1964

President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

07/02/1964

Malcolm X is shot to death

02/21/1965

Congress passes the Voting Rights Act of 1965

08/10/1965

Race riots erupt in a black section of Los Angeles

08/11/1965 - 08/17/1965

President Johnson issues Executive Order 11246

09/24/1965

Loving v. Virginia

06/12/1967

Supreme Court rules that prohibiting interracial marriage is unconstitutional

Martin Luther King, is shot

04/04/1968

President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968

04/11/1968

prohibiting discrimination in the sale rental and financing of housing

Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

04/20/1971