Civil Rights Era

  • End of WWII

    End of WWII
    Germany surrendered first, then Japan did aswell. This made the United States victorious and led to the end of the second world war.
  • Brown v. Board of Education Decision

    Brown v. Board of Education Decision
    This was the court case that outlawed the ability to segregate public schools. This was a major step in the civil rights era.
  • Rosa Parks Incident

    Rosa Parks Incident
    This was the incident where a black woman, Rosa Parks, was asked to give up her seat to a white man, even though she was sitting in the black section. She refused and was arrested. This event sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    This was where African American people boycotted the buses in Montgomery, Alabama for over a year, sparked by the Rosa Parks incident.
  • Little Rock Nine Incident

    Little Rock Nine Incident
    This was the incident where nine African American students tried to enter a white school after segregation was outlawed, but they were still refused entrance. In the end, they had to be escorted in the building by military men.
  • Sputnik Launched

    Sputnik Launched
    Sputnik was the world's first satellite. It was launched by the Soviet Union.
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    This was the incident where a US plane was flying over the Soviet Union, and it was shot down for no reason by the Soviets.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    This was the unsuccessful operation of the US-backed Cuban exiles to overthrow their own government. This led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    This was the arms race of nuclear weapons between the United States, Cuba, and the Soviet Union after the US tried to overthrow the Cuban regime.
  • Letter From Birmingham Jail

    Letter From Birmingham Jail
    This was the letter written by Martin Luther King Jr. when he was in jail in Birmingham, Alabama. He wrote this letter to fellow clergymen trying to get them to keep up with their fight for their rights.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    This was a march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This was a march to gain rights for jobs and freedom of african american people. This is where Dr. King delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech.