Separate but equal facilities for different races is accepted.
Overturned the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision of "separate but equal" by ordering schools to desegregate.
Started after Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man, Martin Luther King Jr. led the bus boycott until the buses were finally desegregated.
Nine black high schoolers are the first to attend an all-white school and challenge segregation.
Over a thousand black and white students take buses to the South to protest bus station segregation. Many are greeted with riots and beatings.
Over 200,000 blacks and whites gather in front of the Lincoln Memorial to protest racial injustice and listen to speeches such as King's "I Have A Dream."
Four young teenage girls are killed during a bombing at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, often used for civil rights meetings.
This act prohibits discrimination of all kinds. The federal government is also allowed the powers to enforce desegregation.
Shot by James Earl Ray in Memphis. Led to riots in 125 cities.