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Brown vs. the board of Eduaction

1954

When? 1954
Where? Board of Eduaction
Why?declaring the fundamental principle that racial discrimination in public education is unconstitutional

The Cases Of Emmet Till

1955

when? 1955
where? Mississippi
why? reportedly flirting with a white woman

Rosa Parks

1955

when?1955
where?California
why? she refused to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled

Little Rock Nine

1957

when? 1957
where? Little Rock Central High School
why? in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school

Greensboro sit-ins

1960

when? 1960
where? Woolworths department
why? the Greensboro sit-ins were an instrumental action, leading to increased national sentiment at a crucial period in US history

The Freedom Riders

1961

when? 1961
where? United States
why? who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States