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  1. Dec 4, 2017 · January 10-11, 1957: Sixty Black pastors and civil rights leaders from several southern states—including Martin Luther King Jr. —meet in Atlanta, Georgia to coordinate nonviolent protests...

  2. 1955: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott On December 1, 1955, African American civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger. Her subsequent arrest initiated a sustained bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama.

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  4. 1948 On Feb. 2, Silas Herbert Hunt breaks the color barrier in the South, enrolling in the University of Arkansas School of Law. He was still required to take classes separately from white students. In Delgado v Bastrop I.S.D., the Texas Attorney General decided that segregation of Mexican-American children was illegal. [1] In Shelley v.

  5. Oct 27, 2009 · The civil rights movement was a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for Black Americans to gain equal rights under the law in the United States.

  6. Sep 30, 2021 · Updated September 30, 2021 Image Credits The core events of the Civil Rights Movement took place during the 1950s and 1960s. Even though slavery had been abolished nearly a century before this time, Black people were still denied equal rights in the United States.

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  7. Sections: Prologue | The Segregation Era (1900–1939) | World War II and Post War (1940–1949) | Civil Rights Era (1950–1963) | The Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Immediate Impact of the Civil Rights Act | Epilogue View objects from this time period 1950

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