The U.S Supreme Court declared that segregated schools were unconstitutional and as such ended segregation nationwide.
Murder of Emmett Till
August 28, 1955
14 year old Emmett Till was murder in cold blood in Money Mississippi. The cause of death was lynching after flirting with a white woman in a store.
1 February 1960 - 25 July 1960
The Greensboro Sit-ins were a series of non-violent civil rights protests in Greensboro, North Carolina. A group of young African-Americans staged a sit-in at a segregated Woolworths lunch counter and refused to leave even after being denied service.
The Freedom Rides
4 May 1961 - 10 December 1961
The Freedom Riders were a group of civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated area of Southern United States to campaign for equality.
Passing of The Civil Rights Act
2 July 1964
The Civil Rights Act is a law in the United States that outlaws discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex, or national origin.
Malcom X Assassination
21 February 1965
Malcom X was an African-American nationalist and religious leader who was assassinated by black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights.
The Selma to Montgomery March
7 March 1965 - 21 March 1965
The Selma to Montgomery March of 1965, was a civil rights protest where black voters marched 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The protest was organised so that black citizens could demonstrate their wishes of thei constitutional right to vote.
The Voting Rights Act
6 August 1965
The 6th of August, 1965 was the date of the implementation of the legislation that inhibits racial discrimination in the United States, also known as "The Voting Rights Act".
Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination
4 April 1968
Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
Rosa Parks Refusal to Give Up Her Seat
1 December 1995
On Thursday evening of December 1st, 1955, 42 year old Rosa Parks boarded a city bus to make her way home after a long day of work. Rosa was sitting in the area that blacks were allowed to sit in as long as there were still other seats free for whites. Eventually all of the "whites only" seats were occupied and Rosa refused to give up her seat to allow a white person to sit down. She was arrested and imprisoned.