President Truman Orders Integration of Armed Forces
Brown V. Board of Education Decision
Montgomery Bus Boycott Begins
It was ordered by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to let the kids in.
Executive Order 9981 is an executive order issued on July 26, 1948, by President Harry Truman. The executive order abolished discrimination "on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin" in the United States Armed Forces. The executive order eventually led to the end of segregation in the services of all kind.
Integration of Little Rock High School in Arkansas
They may not enter!
Brown v. Board of Education, a Supreme Court case in which the justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional. Brown v. Board of education was one of the cornerstones of civil rights movement, and helped establish the precedent that "separate-but-equal" education and other services were not, in fact, equal at all.
Lunch Counter Sit-ins
We would like to be served
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a massive protest that lasted for 13-months that ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional. The MIA led the boycott, and Martin Luther King Jr., became a prominent civil rights leader for Montgomery. The protest was the prime example of a nonviolent mass protest to successfully challenge racial segregation and served as a example for other southern campaigns that followed.
March On Washington
I have a Dream...
The desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, gained national attention when Governor Orval Faubus hired the National Guard in an effort to prevent nine African American students from entering the High School. President Dwight D. Eisenhower took action against the governor by calling in and demanding the National Guards to leave and let the kids enter the school. He ordered one thousand troops from the United States Army to protect the kids.
The Greensboro sit-in was a protest that started in 1960, when young African-American students staged a sit-in a at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, and refused to leave after being denied service. The protest later spread to many places. Though many of the protesters were arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct, their actions made an immediate and lasting impact, forcing them and other establishments to change their segregationist policies.
You can't be here @!@!
You don't belong here @!@!@
The March on Washington was a massive protest march that occurred in August 1963, when 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Also known as the march for Jobs and Freedom, the event aimed to draw attention to continuing challenges and inequalities faced by African Americans a century after emancipation. It was also where the famous Martin Luther King, Jr.'s now-iconic "I Have a Dream" speech was first said.