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Integrating Ole Miss

September 1962

James Meredith won a federal court case that allowed to enroll into an all white school.

Dream of Equality

August 28, 1963

250,000 people walked from Washington Monument towards Lincoln Memorial to listen to Speakers demand the immediate passage of the Civil Rights.

Freedom Summer

1964

Freedom Summer began to register as many African Americans the right to vote.

Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

President Lyndon B.Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibited discrimination because of race, religion, origin and gender.

Voting Rights of 1965

1965

Congress passed Johnson's voting rights act of 1965. The act took away the literary tests that most disqualified voters.

The Selma Campaign

1965

SNCC have been working their way to register ways for two years. After the 50 mile march, with riots broke out, ten days later, President Johnson presented a new voting rights and asked congress for the passage.