Lunch Counter Sit-ins are where "colored" people wanted to integrate lunch counters without specific sections. This made whites furious and multitudes of fights would break out (whites doing all the fighting) and a majority got arrested.
President Johnson passed the law that eliminated state laws that had prevented African Americans from voting.
President Truman orders integration of Armed Forces
A local law required that blacks give up their bus seats to whites. Rosa Parks is a prime example. African Americans organized a year-long boycott of the city's bus system. They chose Martin Luther King Junior, the pastor of a Baptist church, to lead the boycott.
Civil Rights Act of 1964/ 24th Ammendment
No more segregation!!
Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player to cross the color lines.
President Truman proposed civil rights legislation to Congress. It did not pass. Truman did, however, issue executive orders to desegregate the military.
Outlaws discrimination based on race, religion, national origin and gender. The 24th ammendment to the constitution was passed. This eliminated poll taxes in federal elections.