The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded.
Hernandez Vs. Texas
Ruled that all racial groups, not just blacks, were protected by the 14th amendment.
Brown vs. Board of Education
May 17, 1954
Declared segregation in public schools to be unconstitutional
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Held in response to Rosa Parks's arrest.
Supreme Court rules that bus segregation laws are unconstitutional
This event didn't exactly have a name, so I put its description as its name. Now it's a description with a description, and the description of the description describes itself as a description of a description.
The Civil Rights Act of 1957 is passed
This was the first act that was pro-civil rights. However, to quote the book, the law "lacked teeth".
Civil Rights activists drove buses into segregated South Carolina.
24th Ammendment is passed
Prevented states from imposing a poll-tax to prevent black people from voting. Why this was an amendment and not a federal law baffles me.
Malcom X is assinated
Man, these guys are dropping like flies, aren't they?
Voting Rights Act passed
August 6, 1965
America is defined by two things: voting and rights. The fact that some people lacked both of these things was a truly un-american idea!
August 11, 1965
A riot broke out in a neighborhood and people died. What is it with humans and dieing, anyway?
March 29, 1968
Not to be confused with Martin Luther, the guy who started the protestant church.
Robert Kennedy Assasinated
June 6, 1968
He was a civil rights activist...who was white?! What is this blasphemy?