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Brown vs the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas


It was a supreme court case in which the court established segregated schools. They overturned the rule of 1896, the Plessy V. Ferguson.

Rosa Parks


Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat up for a white person. This led to a year of african american boycott, on the bus system.

The case of Emmet Till


Was an african-american boy murdered in misssissippi at the age of 14, after being reported to be flirting with a white woman, in Chicago, Illinois

Little Rock


The government uses military enfourcement to escort nine african american students to desegregate a school in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Greensboro Sit-ins


Four African-American college students have a sit-in to integrate a lunch counter in Greensboro.

The Freedom Riders


Civil right activists who lead buses into segregated southern states, and challenged the U.S supreme court.

Birmingham Alabama Church Bombing


Who: KKK and African American civilians. What: KKK bombed a church. When, september 15, 1963 Where:!6th street Birmingham Alabama.

Martin Luther King's Assassination


He was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. King was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05PM that evening

Bloody Sunday


Civil rights marchers attempt to march to Edmund Pettus bridge.