Civil Rights!

  • End of World War Two!

    End of World War Two!
    In 1945, World War II ended with a victory for the allies. May 8 was declared V-E (or Victory in Europe Day) and European peoples as well as Americans rejoiced that the war was over.
  • Sputnik Launched!

    Sputnik Launched!
    October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball, took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. That launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments
  • Brown vs. board of Education decision!

    Brown vs. board of Education decision!
    Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson.
  • Rosa Parks Incident!

    Rosa Parks Incident!
    Rosa Parks, a Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress, simply refused to relinquish her seat on a city bus to a white man on December 1, 1955. Her act of courage sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and brought the Civil Rights Movement to national attention. She has been called the mother of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott!

    Montgomery Bus Boycott!
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott was 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 Nine Incident!

    Little rock Nine Incident!
    The Little Rock Nine were a group of African-American students who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school is considered to be one of the most important events in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
  • U-2 Incident!

    U-2 Incident!
    The 1960 U-2 incident occurred during the Cold War on May 1, 1960, during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower and during the leadership of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, when a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down over Soviet Union airspace.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion!

    Bay of Pigs Invasion!
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful action by a CIA-trained force of Cuba to invade southern Cuba, with support and encouragement from the US government, in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. The conflict was launched in April 1961.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis!

    Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation among the Soviet Union, Cuba and the United States in October 1962, during the Cold War.
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail!

    Letter from Birmingham Jail!
    The Letter from Birmingham Jail or Letter, is an open letter written on April 16, 1963, by Martin Luther King, Jr., an American civil rights leader. King wrote the letter from the city jail in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was confined after being arrested for his part in the Birmingham campaign, a planned non-violent protest conducted by the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights.
  • March on Washington!

    March on Washington!
    The 1963 March on Washington attracted an estimated 250,000 people for a peaceful demonstration to promote Civil Rights and economic equality for African Americans. Participants walked down Constitution and Independence avenues.