1954: Supreme court agree
that segregation in public schools
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.