1948: Segregation in the armed forces was banned.
1954: Brown vs. Board - Supreme court rules segregation in education as unconstitutional.
1955: Rosa Parks is arrested which sparks the Montgomery Bus Boycott - organised by the NAACP. (Emergence of Martin Luther King)
1957: Martin Luther King creates Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
Little Rock - Faubus uses the national guard to stop 9 newly enroled black students from entering Little Rock High School, Arkansas. Eisenhower had to get involved - was the only thing he really did for the movement.
1960: Greensboro sit-ins - organised by the Student Non-violent Coordinating Comittee (SNCC). These spread across the country.
1961: Freedom Rides - Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Attempted to challenge laws against inter-state travel segregation. Birmingham, Alabama's Bull Connor pretended to know nothing about it and let the Freedom Riders be attacked by mobs. Got a lot of media attention.
1963: March on…