civil rights timeline
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Jackie Robinson (1947) Jackie Robinson became the first African American baseball player. He had to overcome name calling. Also, he broke the color barrier.
Brown v. Board of education (1954) Public schools were segregated. colored children were separated from non- colored children. Also, African American kids did not get the same fair education as the white kids.
Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955) On Dec. 1st, 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat on a bus. African Americans boycotted the bus system for a year. Also, African American cab drivers had to secretly help out others so they could get to work.
March on Washington (1963) The March on Washington occurred august 1963. It was intended to get the government to pass new civil rights laws. Also, MLK delivered his 'I Have A Dream' speech
Civil Rights Act of 1964 The civil rights act of 1964 made segregation illegal in most public accommodations. Expanded protection against discrimination. People;le couldn't discriminate people because of their race, gender, religion, nor national origin.
Poor People Campaign (1968) This campaign was made to help laws be made to help people were very poor. They wanted better living conditions. Also, wanted better economic conditions.
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