Brian S. Noah and Ashlynn p.1

By bseitz
  • Supreme court rules that every state has to offer equal education oppurtunities.

    This meant that states offering law schools and medical schools for whites had to provide such institutions for African Americans as well.
  • Heman Sweatt applied to the law school at University of Texas

    Rather than admitting sweat the unviersity created a seperate African American law school.
  • Civil rights activists protest outside whithouse

  • President Truman responded to the pressure of protesters

    Presidet truman creaed the committee on civil rights to study racial discrimination and suggest federal solutions to the problem,
  • Truman ended segregation in the military.

    That year he aso banned racial discrimination in the hiring of federal employees.
  • The supreme court rules in Sweatt v Painter

    The african american school did not provide an equal oppurtunity, the school was forced to admit Sweat to the University.
  • Supreme Court rules that segregation in schools is illegal.

  • Only 3 school districts in the south agree to desegregate.

  • Supreme Court overturns Plessy v Ferguson

    The court made it so that all schools had to desegregate with "all deliberate speed".
  • Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger.

    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger.
    She was quickly arrested, her case was used to challenge the bus segregation law.
  • Supreme Court rules that Montgomery's segregated bus system was illegal.

  • The "Little Rock Nine" attend Central high school.

    A group of nine outstanding african american students being to attend a white school to begin desegregation.
  • Ernest Green is first african american student to graduate Central High School.