Civil rights movemnet

Civil Rights Movement

  • Segregation ends in Armed Services

    President Harry Truman issues Executive Order 9981 to end segregation in the Armed Services.
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    Civil Rights Movement

  • Brown vs Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education, a consolidation of five cases into one, is decided by the Supreme Court, effectively ending racial segregation in public schools. Many schools, however, remained segregated.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1957 into law to help protect voter rights.
  • I Have A Dream Speech

    Martin Luther King Jr., delivered a speech to a massive group of civil rights marchers gathered around the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC.
  • Malcolm X assassination

    Black religious leader Malcolm X is assassinated
  • Martin Luther King Jr Assassination

    Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated on the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis.