On September 1962, Air Force veteran James Meredith won a federal court case that allowed him to enroll in the all-white University of Mississippi. When he arrived on campus he faced Governor Ross Barnett who refused him to register as a student.
Martin Luther King Jr., flew to Birmingham to hold a planning meeting with members of the African American community.
King and a small band of marchers were finally arrested. King wrote an open letter to white religious leaders who felt he was pushing too fast.
The president sent troops to force Governor George Wallace to honor a court order desegregation the University of Alabama.
Johnson signed the Civil Rights Movement of 1964, which prohibited discrimination because of race, religion, national origin, and gender.
The summer of 1965,congress finally passed Johnson's Voting Rights Act of 1965.