|The Supreme Court ruled unanimously
that racial segregation in schools should no longer be allowed.
|Dec 1st 1955
||On a bus in Montgomery, Alabama Rosa Parks,
a 43 year old black seamstress refused to give up her seat to a white
male passenger. Her subsequent arrest caused a protest and a local
boycott by black Montgomery residents of the bus service. This lasted
for one year until the buses were desegregated.
||Civil rights protesters in Birmingham, Alabama
had fire hoses and dogs set on them. The action was broadcast on international
news and generated widespread sympathy for the movement.
|Aug 28th 1963
||Almost 200,000 people flock to the Lincoln
memorial in Washington to hear Dr Martin Luther King’s “I
Have a Dream” speech.
|Feb 21st 1961
||Malcolm X, a black nationalist and protester
is shot and killed.
|Aug 11th 1965
||Race riots erupt in Los Angeles
|April 4th 1968
|| Dr Martin Luther King is shot and killed.