The Civil Rights Movement

1954:  Supreme court agree that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. 
1955:  Emmett Till kidnapped, beaten, and killed brutally.

1955: Rosa parks refused to give up bus seat.

1957:  9 black students go to all-white Central High School. "Little Rock 9"

1961:  The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) was formed.

1962:  James Meredith becomes first black student to enroll at University of Mississippi.

1963:  200,000 people join the March on Washington.

1964:  President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

1965:  Malcom X, black nationalist, shot dead. 

1966:  Militant "Black Panthers" founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.

1967:  Stokely Carmichael starts the phrase "black power".

1968:  Martin Luther King Jr. shot and killed.