Civil Rights

  • End Of WWII

    End Of WWII
    World War II ended for America with the dropping of the two Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court, between Brown v. Board of Education, that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional.
  • Rosa Parks Incident

    Rosa Parks Incident
    Rosa Parks was asked to give up her seat for a white male but refused and was arrested. This was the main spark that lead to the Bus Boycott
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    a political and social protest campaign that started in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, intended to oppose the city's policy of racial segregation on its public transit system.
  • Little Rock 9 Incident

    Little Rock 9 Incident
    A group of African American students who were being put in an all-white school.
  • Sputnik Launched

    Sputnik Launched
    Soviet Union Launches Sputnik, was believed to be a russian spy satellite, but was the first artificial satellite.
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    A U.S. spy plane was shot down while spying in Soviet Russia. Tensions between the two nations increased.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    A conflict between the U.S. and Soviet Union due to the Soviet Missile stockpiling in Cuba. U.S. feared that there would be nuclear war.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    A failed invasion of Cuba by the U.S. to overthrow Fidel Castro. It was led by the CIA and Cuban exiles.
  • MLK's letter from Birmingham jail

    A letter from Martian Luther King Jr., wrote of how all men should have equal rights. He was arrested for breaking probation in order to join a nonviolent protest.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    a large political rally in support of civil and economic rights for African Americans that took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech advocating racial harmony at the Lincoln Memorial during the march.