Rosa Parks (NAACP member) refuses to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus. After that, she was arrested and the Montgomery bus boycott started.
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Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1957 into law to help protect voter rights. The law allows federal prosecution of those who suppress another’s right to vote.
The Greensboro sit-in was a civil rights protest. It started when four African American college students in Greensboro refuse to leave a Woolworth’s “whites only” lunch counter after being denied service.
Martin Luther King gives his “I Have A Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Approximately 250 thousand people take part in The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prevent the use of literacy tests as a voting requirement.
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The Fair Housing Act became law on 1968, just days after Mr. King’s assassination. It prevented housing discrimination based on race, religion, sex and national origin.