U.S history project

U.S history project

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  • Integration of U.S Armed Forces
  • Brown V. Board of Education Decision
  • Mongomery Bus Boycott
  • The integration of African-Americans in the U.S armed forces. An executive order issued by President Truman on July 26th, 1948. essentially abolished all discrimination in the Armed forces 
  • Integration of Little Rock High School in Arkansas
  • May 17th, 1954, Topeka Kansas, The state-sanctioned segregation of schools was a violation of the 14th amendment, therefore unconstitutional. In other words, the case determined to integrate schools.
  • Freedom Rides and Lunch Counter Sit-Ins Protests
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycotts started December 1st in 1955 by Rosa Parks. This sparked a 13-month mass protest that eventually caused the supreme court to declare segregation of buses unconstitutional. The entire protest was staged by the NAACP to start the protest.
  • March on Washington
  • September 3rd, 1957, Governor Orval Faubus prevents 9 African-Americans from entering Little Rock high school. Eisenhower's response to Faubus' decision is to mobilize the Arkansas national guard to escort them into the school.
  • Integration of African-Americans to sit in segregated seats in restaurants and public transport buses. People would sit in the white segregated lunch counters and ask to be served, many people harassed and beat many of them or sent to jail. On buses, protestors rode them with the goal of integrating public transport and stations. In success, the interstate commerce commission banned segregation in many public areas.
  • Massive protest march on August 28th, 1963, when about 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial where MLK Jr. said his famous "I have a Dream" speech. The main purpose of this march was to  demand the immediate passage of JFK's civil rights Bill
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