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  • Protest outside the White House

    In the summer of 1946, a group of civil rights activists protested outside the White House.
  • Applied Law to University of Texas

    The NAACP tried to show that seperate schools did not provide African American students with equal educational opportunities. I 1946 an Africa American named Human Sweatt applied the law to the University of Texas, which did not accept black students.
  • Truman Responded to pressure

    As Truman responded to the pressure he created the Commitee on Civil Rights to study racial discrimination and to suggest federal solutions to the problem.

    In 1950's the NAACP decided to focus its legal efforts on ending segregation in public schools.
  • Segregation th public schools is illegal

    The Supreme Court ruled in that the Brown Case, that segregation in public schools is illegal.
  • Oredering Schools to desegregate

    The court made its ruling stronger, ordering public schools to desegregate "with all deliberate speed."
  • Rosa Parks

    African American seamstress Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. She was quickly arrested. THis started the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Bus Boycott is illegal

    Supreme Court ruled that the Montgomery Bus Boycott was illegal.
  • Little Rock NIne

    The school board selected 9 outstanding african american students, known as the Little Rock Nine, to attend Central High School in 1957.
  • First AFrican American Graduate

    Ernest Green became the first African American to graduate from Central High School.
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    Gov. Faubus closed public schools

    Gov. Faubus continued to fight intergration. He even closed the Little Rock public schools during the 1958-59 school year.
  • Schools reopen

    The schools finally reopened under court order in 1959 and began a process of slow intergration