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  • Heman Sweatt not allowed to law school

    An African American named Heman Sweatt applied to the law school at the University of Texas, which did not accept black students.
  • Creation of the Committee on Civil Rights

    The Committee on Civil RIghts was created to study racial discrimination in the military and throughout the U.S. and suggested federal solutions to the problem. This committee was made by President Truman.
  • End of military segregation

    Truman ended segregation in the military.
  • Sweat vs. Painter

    Supreme Court ruled in Sweatt vs. Painter that the new school did not provide African AMericans with access to equal acedemic prestige.
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    NAACP decided to focus on ending segregation in public schools

    In the 1950s decided to focus its legal efforts on ending segregation in public schools.
  • Public School Segregation Illigalized

  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    7 year old Linda Brown is not allowed to go to the nearby white school, and is forced to attend the all black school across town.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, and was arrested. This caused Nixon to start the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Bus Boycott

    70% of regular passengers stopped riding the bus, including almost all of the city's African Americans and som whites. African Americans started a carpool system to replace the bus.
  • Montgomery bus segregation illegalized

    The Supreme Court ruled that Mongomery's segregated bus system was illegal.
  • Little Rock Nine

    The school board selected 9 outstanding African American students, know as the Little Rock Nine, to attend Central Highschool in 1957.
  • Little Rock NIne go to school

    The Little Rock Nine go to school, and soldiers and mobs at the school don't allow the students to enter. The students were chased out of the school.
  • First African American Student

    The Supreme Court ordered the University of Mississippi to accept James Meredith as its first African American student.
  • Meredith attends the University of Mississippi

    Meredith finally attended his first class at the University of Texas.