Ch 25 26 Timeline By listentodubstep May 7, 1954 Dien Bien Phu Last battle of Vietnam for French. Prompted U.S. involvement in Vietnam. May 17, 1954 Brown V. Board of Education Supreme Court declares segregated schools unconstitutional. Dec 1, 1955 Rosa Parks Arrested Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus, kicks off Montgomery Bus Boycott. Dec 11, 1956 Seperate-But-Equal Doctrine Discredited The Supreme Court declares seperate-but-equal laws unconstitutional. Sep 14, 1957 Little Rock High Arkansas governor Faubus blocks desegregation of Little Rock High School, Eisenhower forced to send troops. May 11, 1960 Sit-In Lunches in Greensboro, SNCC Students in North Carolina organize sit-in lunches, SNCC formed. Sep 9, 1962 James Meredith Applies to College An African-American man named James Meredith tries to register at the University of Mississippi; riots begin and force Kennedy to send troops. Apr 12, 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. Arrested in Birmingham After leading protests in Birmingham, MLK is arrested and jailed, where he writes his famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail". Aug 28, 1963 The King's Speech Martin Luther King delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington. Feb 6, 1964 Attack on Pleiku A Vietnamese attack on a base at Pleiku leaves 8 dead and more than 100 wounded. Aug 7, 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution President Johnson announces North Vietnamese fired on two American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. Mar 7, 1965 King's Selma Protest Attacked Police attack marchers at a voting rights march led by King in Selma, called "Bloody Sunday". Mar 11, 1965 Operation Rolling Thunder President Johnson begins a sustained bomging campaign against North Vietnam. Mar 15, 1965 Anti-War Citizens Join Together At the University of Michigan students and faculty joined together in a teach-in to discuss issues surrounding the war and their reasons for opposing it. Period: Apr 11, 1965 to May 11, 1967 Massive Vietnamese Casualties American bombings kill as many as 220,000 Vietnamese. Jul 2, 1965 Civil Rights Act Prohibited discrimination against blacks and women, ended racial descrimination in schools. Aug 3, 1965 Congress Passes the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Outlawed discriminatory voting practices. Jan 30, 1968 Tet Offensive Vietcong launch a massive surprise attack aginst American airbases in South Vietnam. Feb 5, 1968 Hawks and Doves In a 1968 poll, 53% of participants favored stronger military action in Vietnam, 24% wanted to end the war. Jun 8, 1969 Withdrawal of Soldiers Nixon announces the withdrawal of 25,000 soldiers. Aug 11, 1969 Peace Talks Henry Kissinger enters into secret negotiations with North Vietnam's negotiatior, Le Duc Tho. Apr 30, 1975 U.S. Involvement in Vietnam Ends American officials leave Vietnam.