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James Meredith

1962

Air Force veteran won federal court case and that allowed him to enrolled all white university's of Mississippi.

Kennedy take a stand

1963

June 11 president sent troops to force George Wallace the governer to honor court order desegregating university Alabama.

The dream of equality

1963

250,000 people and about 75,000 whites converged on nations capital.

Martin Luther king

1963

King flew into Birmingham to hold planning meeting with the members of African American community.

Civil rights act

1964

Johnson signed the civil rights act which prohibited discrimination.

Fannie Lou hammer

1964

Daughter of Mississippi sharecroppers the voice at democratic national convention.

Voting rights act

1965

Act eliminated the so called literacy test that had disqualified many voters.