Ruby Bridges and civil rights by: Marina Rondón By marina r Period: Jan 1, 1954 to Dec 31, 1995 important dates May 17, 1954 U.S. Supreme court bans segragation in public schools. Sep 8, 1954 Ruby Bridges was born in Mississippi, four years later they move to New Orleans. Dec 1, 1955 Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, is arrested in December for refusing to give up her seat to a white person. Bus boycott launched in Montgomery, Alabama Dec 21, 1956 After more than a year of boycotting the buses and legal fight, the Montgomery buses desegregate. Aug 31, 1960 Federal court forced desegragation of schools in the south. Nov 14, 1960 Ruby had her first day at Frantz Elementary For Whites in New Orleans May 4, 1961 Freedom rides begin from Washington D.C: Groups of black people and white people ride buses through the South to challenge segregation. Apr 16, 1963 Police arrest Civil Rights Leader Rev. Martin Luther king Jr and other ministers demostrating in Birmingham, Alabama, then turn fire hoses and police dogs on the marchers. Jun 11, 1963 President Jhon F Kennedy calls for Civil Rights Act. Nov 22, 1963 President Jhon F Kennedy 1961-1963, shot dead Jan 14, 1964 Look magazine published Norman Rockwell´´s painting "The Problem We All Live With Jul 2, 1964 President Jhonson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Feb 21, 1965 Black Nationalist Leader Malcom X is murdered. Apr 4, 1968 Civil Rights Leader The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, unleashing violence in more than 100 cities Feb 28, 1995 The Story of Ruby Bridges was published.