Chicago teenager murdered in Mississippi- August 28, 1955
Refused to give up her seat on the bus. Parks was a seamstress and secretary of the local NAACP. She is arrested and fined (3 months after Emmett Till trial
Dec.5,1955- Dec.20, 1956; Sparked by Rosa Park's arrest; A successful year long boycott protesting segregation on city busses; led by Martin Luther King Jr.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Young 26 year old preacher- became leader of the SCLC
Martin Luther King Jr.
Lead by Dr.King Jr; A combination of black minister and activist who're committed to combating segregation and discrimination
Where churches bought station wagons and provided transportation to and from work
U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down racial segregation in public education and declared "separate but equal" unconstitutional
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Over 77 members of House of Representatives and most senators from the south declared the brown decision was a clear abuse of judicial power. Did whatever it took to prevent integration
School integrated on Sep. 23, 1957; Group of 9 african american student enrolled in Little Rock Central High School; Prevented from entering racially segregated school by the governor of Arkansas (Orval Faubus)
Little Rock Nine
Needed segregation vote to be re-elected; tried to prevent central high school from being integrated by using Arkansas National Guard
Governor Orval Faubus
First African American admitted to Ole Miss- October 1, 1962