Racial violence in Brownsville, Texas; 167 black soldiers dishonorably discharges, reversed 1972.
President Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9981 (Desegregation of Army)
Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man, as required by Law.
Congress enacts the first Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Commission is established.
President Eisenhower signs first civil rights bill since Reconstruction
Civil Rights Act of 1964 signed by President Johnson. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Over 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by Martin Luther King, Jr. march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama protected by the Alabama National Guard.
Supreme Court rules IRS can deny tax exemptions to racial discriminating schools.