US civil rights: 1957-1964

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    • Kennedy
      • 4/5/61: the Freedom Rides begin
      • 17/11/61: the Albany Movement is formed
      • 10/12/61: the Freedom Rides end
      • 14/1/63: George Kennedy makes his  Inaugural Address following his election as Governor of Alabama
      • 3/4/63: the Birmingham Campaign begins
      • 16/4/63: MLK writes the Letter from Birmingham Jail
      • 10/5/63: the Birmingham Campaign ends
      • Bull Connor is ousted by the SC from his position as Birmingham Commissioner of Public Safety
      • 11/6/63: Kennedy delivers the Civil Rights Address
      • 28/8/63: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom takes place
      • 2/7/64: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is signed into law
    • Eisenhower
      • 15/2/57: the SCLC is formed
      • 4/9/57: Governor Orval Faubus of Texas deploys the Arkansas National Guard
      • 9/9/57: the Civil Rights Act of 1957 is enacted
      • 24/9/57: Eisenhower orders the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army to Little Rock and federalises the Arkansas National Guard
      • 20/2/58: the Little Rock School Board files suit (Cooper v. Aaron)
      • 12/9/58: the Court rules against the LRSB in Cooper v.Aaron
      • 1/2/60: the Greensboro sit-ins begin
      • 13/2/60: the Nashville sit-ins begin
      • April 1960: the SNCC is formed
      • 6/5/60: the Civil Rights Act of 1960 is enacted
      • 10/5/60: the Nashville sit-ins end
      • 25/7/60: the Greensboro sit-ins end
      • 5/11/60: the SC rules in Boynton v. Virginia against racial segregation

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