Civil Rights Timeline

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Jackie Robinson hired by the Brooklyn Dodgers

April 10 1947

Desegregation of the Military

February 2 1948

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17 1954

Arrest of Rosa Parks

December 1 1955

Formation of the SCLC

February 14 1957

Integration of Little Rock Central High School

September 3 1957

Greensboro Sit-In

February 1 1960

Freedom Rides

May 4 1961

James Meredith sues the University of Mississippi

September 1962

Birmingham March

May 2 1963

Assassination of Medgar Evers

June 12 1963

March on Washington/ I Have a Dream Speech

August 28 1963

Civil Rights Act of 1964

July 2 1964

Assassination of Malcolm X

February 21 1965

Selma March

March 20 1965 - March 25 1965

Voting Rights Act of 1965

August 6 1965

Assassination of MLK

April 4 1968