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Plessy v. Ferguson

April 13, 1896 - May 18, 1896

Brown v. Board of Education

December 9, 1952 - May 17, 1954

Reargued: December 8, 1953

Emmett Till found dead

August 28, 1955

Montgomery Bus Boycott Begins

December 1, 1955

Little Rock Nine begin school

September 1957

Civil Rights Act Enacted

September 9, 1957

First Freedom Ride begins from Washington D.C.

May 4, 1961

James Meredith

October 1, 1962

First African-American male admitted to the University of Mississippi

JFK Assassinated

November 22, 1963

24th Amendment

January 23, 1964

Amendment proposed by Congress to the states on August 27, 1962

Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

Malcolm X Assassinated

February 21, 1965

Selma to Montgomery Marches

March 7, 1965 - March 24, 1965

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965

MLK Jr. Assassinated

April 4, 1968

(Indian) Civil Rights Act

April 11, 1968

RFK Assassinated

June 6, 1968