Mike's timeline

  • Brown vs board of education

    Brown vs board of education
  • Rosa parks

    Rosa parks
    she refused to move for a white person on the bus on caused a huge boycot
  • murder of emmett till

    murder of emmett till
    In August 1955, fourteen-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Till visited relatives in Mississippi. At Bryant's Grocery and Meat Market, a store owned by a white couple, Roy and Carolyn Bryant, Till is said to have whistled at Mrs. Bryant. Several days later, on Aug. 28, Till was kidnapped, brutally beaten, shot, and dumped in the Tallahatchie River
  • Little rock Nine

    Little rock Nine
    nine students are unanimous in proclaiming the true heroes of the crisis at Central High School were their parents, who supported them and kept the faith that the process was right and that what they endured would give them opportunities they deserved.
  • Freedom riders test bus desegregeated

    Freedom riders test bus desegregeated
    In 1961, the Freedom Riders set out for the Deep South to defy Jim Crow laws and call for change. They were met by hatred and violence and local police often refused to intervene. But the Riders' efforts transformed the civil rights movement.
  • university of mississippi desegregation

    university of mississippi desegregation
    In Oxford, Mississippi, James H. Meredith, an African American, is escorted onto the University of Mississippi campus by U.S. Marshals, setting off a deadly riot Two men were killed before the racial violence was quelled by more than 3,000 federal soldiers The next day Meredith successfully enrolled and began to attend classes amid continuing disruption
  • March on washington D.C

    March on washington D.C
    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963. Attended by some 250,000 people, it was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital, and one of the first to have extensive television coverage.
  • malcom X shot dead

    malcom  X shot dead
    These prophetic words were spoken by one of America s most famous and controversial African-Americans just two days before his assassination. His name was Malcolm X.
  • Selma march

    Selma march
    As the marchers were being attacked the ABC television network was there to film the march not knowing that it would become violent. The ABC television network immediately stopped the present show to introduce to the country the brutality that was taking place in Selma Alabama This day became known as Bloody Sunday
  • Black panther party

    Black panther party
    In October of 1966, in Oakland California, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense of minority communities against the U.S. government, and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community based programs. The party was one of the first organizations in U.S. history to militantly struggle for ethnic minority and working class emancipation — a party whose agenda was the revolutionary
  • Martin luther king assasinated

    Martin luther king assasinated
    The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the opening acts which plunged 1968 into a year of turmoil.