USA 1950s

Timeline created by vamanwani
  • Orlando, Florida, hires its first black police officers.

  • The home of NAACP activists Harry and Harriette Moore in Mims, Florida, is bombed by KKK group; both die of injuries.

  • The Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL) is founded in Cleveland, Mississippi by T.R.M. Howard, Amzie Moore, Aaron Henry, and other civil rights activists

  • Eleven black students attend the first day of school at Claymont High School, Delaware, becoming the first black students in the 17 segregated states to integrate a white public school. The day occurs without incident or notice by the community.

  • Executive Order 10479 signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower establishes the anti-discrimination Committee on Government Contracts.

    Executive Order 10479 signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower establishes the anti-discrimination Committee on Government Contracts.
  • U.S. Supreme Court rules that Mexican Americans and all other racial groups in the United States are entitled to equal protection under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

  • In Montgomery, Alabama, 23 black children are prevented from attending all-white elementary schools, defying the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

  • University of Oklahoma decides to allow black students.

  • Georgia Senate votes to declare the 14th and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution null and void in that state.

  • Willie O'Ree breaks the color barrier in the National Hockey League, in his first game playing for the Boston Bruins.

  • Thirteen blacks arrested for sitting in front of bus in Birmingham.

  • Alabama passes laws to limit black voter registration