This non-violent protest in 1955 was started by Rosa Parks, a black woman who had refused to give up her seat for a white person. Martin Luther King lead it, and the black citizens of Montgomery did not ride the buses for a year.
Lunch Counter Sit-ins
In 1957 the school desegregation reached a crisis in Little Rock, Arkansas. The state governor, Orval Faubus, had refused to let nine black students attend Little Rock Central High School. Later, the little Rock Nine had to be escorted to school by soldiers.
March on Washington
Freedom Riders were african american protestors who rode buses with the goal of integrating the buses and bus stations in 1961. As a result the Interstate Commerce Commission banned segregation in all travel facilities including waiting rooms.
Selma Alabama March
We march with Selma!
In 1960 there were african americans who just sat at lunch counters, that were supposedly all white, and waited until they were served. This was a non-violent protest act with the goal of desegregating restaurants and eating facilities.
On August 28, 1963, more than 250,00 blacks and whites marched into the nations capital. There they demand the immediate passage of the bill.
We want equality!
In 1965 civil right workers attempted a voting project in Selma, Alabama. They are met with violence.