Civil rights

Civil Rights

  • End of WWII

    End of WWII
    News of the surenders broke out and May 8th was declared Victory in Europe Day.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    A child was not allowed to attend her neighborhood school.
  • Rosa Parks Incident

    Rosa Parks Incident
    Rosa Parks failed to give up her bus seat to a white man.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    The African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama decided to boycott the city buses until they could sit where they wanted.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    Nine African American students enrolled in a previously all-white school.
  • Sputnik Launched

    Sputnik Launched
    The Russian space shuttle was launched and changed history. It ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments.
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    A U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers was brought down near Svedlovsk, Soviet Union.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    The United States launched an attack on Cuba meant to overthrow Castro's government.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Soviets began building nuclear missile bases and the U.S. feared for nuclear war.
  • Letter From Birmingham Jail

    Letter From Birmingham Jail
    Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote a letter from the Birmingham Jail asking for negotiations.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    This was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital, and one of the first to have extensive television coverage.