Civil Rights Movement

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  • Diem Bein Phu

    A fleet of french forces stationed in Vietnam.
  • Brown Vs Board of education

    Rules that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional and violated the equal protection clause of the 4th amendment.
  • Rosa Parks Makes A Stand

    Rosa Parks defies segregation laws, therefore stirring action in pro-civil rights people.
  • Separate but Equal Doctrine Removed

    The Separate but Equal Doctrine is revoked as unconstitutional.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    helps create the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • Little Rock Nine

    Eisenhower sends US troops to Little Rock to protect African American students as they go to school.
  • March on Washington DC

    More than 200,000 people of all races flocked to the nation's capitol to support the Civil Rights Bill.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act is passed by President Johnson into law.
  • Attack on Pleiku

    Viet Cong guerrillas attack the U.S. military compound at Pleiku in the Central Highlands, killing eight Americans, wounding 126 and destroying ten aircraft.
  • The Selma March

    MLKJ and other associates march in Selma Alabama for African American civil rights.
  • US Troops sent to Vietnam

    The first U.S. combat troops arrive in Vietnam as 3500 Marines land at China Beach to defend the American air base at Da Nang. They join 23,000 American military advisors already in Vietnam.
  • US and Southern Vientamese Navy

    Operation Market Time, a joint effort between the U.S. Navy and South Vietnamese Navy, commences to disrupt North Vietnamese sea routes used to funnel supplies into the South. The operation is highly successful in cutting off coastal supply lines and results in the North Vietnamese shifting to the more difficult land route along the Ho Chi Minh trail.
  • Voting Rights Act Passed

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is passed, allowing African Americans to register to vote.
  • Martin Luther King Dies

    MLKJ is assassinated on a hotel balcony.
  • Operation Dewey Canyon

    last major operation by U.S. Marines begins in the Da Krong valley.
  • Harvard War Protesters

    300 anti-war students at Harvard University seize the administration building, throw out eight deans, then lock themselves in. They are later forcibly ejected.
  • US Troop Reduction

    President Nixon meets South Vietnam's President Nguyen Van Thieu at Midway Island and informs him U.S. troop levels are going to be sharply reduced. During a press briefing with Thieu, Nixon announces "Vietnamization" of the war and a U.S. troop withdrawal of 25,000 men.
  • 'Mobilization' peace demonstration

    The 'Mobilization' peace demonstration draws an estimated 250,000 in Washington for the largest anti-war protest in U.S. history.
  • Saigon Surrounded

    Saigon is encircled. 30,000 South Vietnamese soldiers are inside the city but are leaderless. NVA fire rockets into downtown civilian areas as the city erupts into chaos and widespread looting. The war is nearing an end.
  • US Involvement In Vietnam Ends

    Duong Van Minh surrenders to the communist forces in Nam. Therefore ending further US Involvement.