Dec 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat.
Dec 5, 1955, Montgomery Bus Boycott Starts
In September 1957, the Little Rock Nine were a group of nine black students who enrolled at formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas
Started in the 1960s the Greensboro sit-in was a civil rights protest. young African-American students staged a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, and refused to leave after being denied service.
The 1961 Freedom Rides sought to test a 1960 decision by the Supreme Court in Boynton v. Virginia that segregation of interstate transportation facilities, including bus terminals, was unconstitutional as well.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.