American Civil Rights Timeline
ØCivil Rights Act passed.
ØCongress of Racial Equality (CORE) established.
ØThe Supreme Court declared segregation on buses that crossed state borders was illegal.
ØPresident Truman established a Committee on Civil Rights.
ØDiscrimination in the armed forces was banned.
ØThis was the first year since 1881 without a lynching.
ØThe Supreme Court declared segregation in schools to be unconstitutional.
ØThe last all-black units in the armed forces were disbanded.
ØMontgomery Bus Boycott began after the arrest of Rosa Parks.
ØDr Martin Luther King became President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
ØThe Little Rock High School clash occurs and Eisenhower had to use Federal troops to enforce the law.
ØFirst student sit-ins against segregation at lunch counters occurs.
ØSNCC formed – Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee.
ØElijah Muhammad called for the creation of a separate state for blacks.
ØThe arrest of the Freedom…