Desegregation Timeline By email@example.com Jan 1, 1927 Little Rock Central Opens Jan 1, 1954 White Citizens Council Formed Segregationist groups organized in Arkansas to fight school interigation, which were mostly comprised of white, middle and upper class people. Jan 1, 1954 Charleston Schools Desegregated 11 African Americans went to a white school. They were kept secret until Fayetteville schools desegregated. They refused to play sports or band. May 14, 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Decision May 24, 1954 Blossom Plan 10 Days after Brown Vs. Board of Education (formed). Started with High Schools, then moved to Elementary Schools. This Desegregated the schools. Aug 20, 1954 Fayetteville Public Schools Desegregated 3 weeks after Charlston Schools. Schools would refuse to play in sports or band competitions. Jan 1, 1955 Last Graduationg Class at Dumar High "Premier" African American High School in Little Rock. Aug 13, 1955 Hoxie Schools Desegregated Jan 1, 1956 Horace Mann School Opened All Black School. Jan 1, 1956 Southern Manifesto A written protest from southern members of congress in response to the Brown VS Board of Education decision to integrate schools. Aug 1, 1957 Federal Judge Orders Desegregation Judge Davies orders desegregation after Fabus sends in National Guard. Sep 1, 1957 Expected Date of Central High Desegregation This was part of the blossom plan. Sep 2, 1957 Elizabeth Eckford Denied She went to school by herself and was turned away. Sep 24, 1957 Faubus Gives Order to National Guard Orval Faubus called in the National Guard to escort the black students form Little Rock Central High. Sep 25, 1957 Little Rock Nine are Escorted by Federal Troops President Eisenhower has the Federal Troops to help the Little Rock Nine get into the school. Feb 6, 1958 Minnijean Brown Expelled There was an arguement between her and a white student that ended with Minnijean throwing her soup on the white girl. She also said that a girl was "white trash". She was expelled. May 1, 1958 Ernest Green Graduates From Central Ernest Green becomes the first African American to graduate from Central. Aug 1, 1958 Faubus Passes Special Law Allowing Him to Close Schools. Governer Faubus passed a law that would close every school in Little Rock for one year because of desegregation. Aug 1, 1958 Martin Luther King Jr. Marches on Washington This was when civil rights organizations who were instrumental in the organization and marched to Washington for Jobs and Freedom Aug 1, 1958 Federal Court Rules School-Closing as Unconstitutional The US Supreme Court announces a special session to discuss the Little Rock desegregation issue. Aug 29, 1959 Emmett Till Dies He was murdered by a couple of white kids that didn't get jailed for it, and this event made a major impact of the start of Desegregation in America. Jan 1, 1964 Johnson Signs The Civil Rights Act The Civil Rights Act was a law which outlawed most racial segregation. Jan 1, 1965 Voting Rights Act All citizens are allowed to vote equally and freely. Feb 21, 1965 Malcolm X is Murdered There was a party meeting in Harlem to join forces with sympethetic whites. Own religious organization of African-American unity. He fought for black rights. Mar 4, 1965 Bloody Sunday in Montgomery , Alabama Activists walked from Selma to Montgomery were gased and beaten by law enforcement while being watched on television.