The March on Washington had more than 250,000 African Americans and Whites who marched right into the nations capital to fight for their Civil Rights.
President Truman Orders Integration of Armed Forces
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 eliminated state laws that prevented African Americans from voting. This was made by President Johnson.
Freedom Rides / Lunch Counter Sit-ins
Nine African American students went to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. They were felt very un-welcome by all of the other non-black students and they weren't let into the school until government officials showed up from President Johnson.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 / Twenty-fourth Amendment
President Truman issued executive orders to desegregate the military, this was known as "Plessy V.S. Ferguson" in 1896. This also created the term "Seperate, but Equal"
From 1960-1961 African Americans - mostly college students - would non-violently protest at diners by sitting at counters and ignore everyone who would try to throw them out. Many were beaten and arrested for doing this, but they did it to end segregation once and for all in society.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 gto passed and outlawed discrimination based on race, religion, national origin and gender.