The Negro Is Your Brother!

  • End of World War 2

    The Japanse envoy signed the Document of Surrender on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo bay. In Times Sqaure New York, the Japanese surrender was celebrated with a kiss in August 1945, between a soldier and his lady.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    A landmark decision of the United States Sumpreme Court that delcared state laws establishing seperate public schools for whites and blacks unconstitutional.
  • Rosa Parks Incident

    In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks,age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her actions sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Political and social protest compaign in Montgomery, Alabama. It was intended to oppose racial segregation on the public transportation system. The supreme court eventually declared segregated buses unconstitutional.
  • Little Rock NIne Incident

    A group of African-American students who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School were denied enterance by Arkansas National Gaurd on the first day of school. A mob follwed that making threats to lynch. Finally, after Presient Eisenhower intervened, the students were allowed to attend.
  • Sputnik Launched

    History changed on October 4, 1957 when the Soviets successfully launched Sputnik I, world's first artifical satellite.
  • U-2 Incident

    A United States spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union airspace center. At first, the U.S. denied the purpose of the plane, but then admitted its intentions. This incident embarressed the U.S. and marked the day for the start of deterioration for the Soviet Union-United States relationship.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    This was an unsuccessful actions launched by the a CIA trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba,with the support of the U.S. government, in an attempt to overthow Fidel Castro.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    This event was the closest the world ever came to a nuclear war. For the U.S., it began October 15, 1962 when photographs revealed Soviet Missiles under construction in Cuba. However, on October 28, tensions eased when Khruschev announced he would remove the missiles, expressing trust that the U.S. would leave Cuba alone.
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail

    This famous letter is also called The Negro is Your Brother. It was an open letter written by Martin Luther KIng Jr. in the Birmingham, Alabama city jail after being arrested for being apart of the Birmingham campaign.
  • March on Washington

    This event was a march for freedom and jobs. It was a large political rally in Washington D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. also delivered "I Have a Dream" speech during this march at the Lincoln Memorial.