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Brown V. Board of Education
It overturned the 1896 Plessy V. Ferguson ruling that sanctioned "separate but equal"
Rosa Parks. She was arrested. The Montgomery black community launched a bus boycott which lasted for more than a year until the buses were desegregated on December 21st 1956
Martin Luther King, Charles K. Steele, and Fred L. Shuttlesworth. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference became a major force in organizing the civil rights movement
Four Black students. They were refused service. This event triggered more sit-ins
Martin Luther King
Letters from Birmingham jail
I have a dream speech
It prohibited discrimination due to color, race, religion or national origin. It also gave the federal government the power to enforce desegregation
the Supreme Court rules that prohibiting interracial marriage is unconstitutional
It prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing
Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton