Civil Rights Era
The ten most important events
Sweatt V. Painter (1950)
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954)
Little Rock's Central Highschool
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
An American Dilemma (1944)
"To Secure These Rights"
Nobel Peace Prize
Ralph Bunche was the first black to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for the UN Palestine Commission. He worked on the Arab-Israeli dispute and arranged the 1949 armistice.
Emmett Till Case (1955)
"Declaration of Constitutional Principles" (1956)
Following the decision made in the Brown v. Board of education of Topeka, more than 100 senators and congressman from the stated in the Deep South signed the "Declaration of Constitutional Principles". This pledged their unyielding resistance to desegregation.