10 Important Events of C.R. Era

Bart Schulz

May 17, 1954: Brown v. Board of Education Topeka case where the Supreme Court bans segregation in all public schools in the United States.

December 1, 1955: In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat for a white man, causing a bus boycott by the Black community.

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February 1957: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was established by Martin Luther King, Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Charles K. Steele.

December 21, 1956: The Montgomery bus system desegregates.

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September 1957: The Little Rock Central High school board votes on school integration.

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In 1956, the United States government implemented the Interstate Highway Act. This legislation provided twenty-six billion dollars to build interstate highways, linking the United States' major cities.

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The National Defense Education Act (NDEA), signed into law on September 2, 1958, provided funding to United States education institutions at all levels

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The Feminine Mystique- Book that stated the women's movements in the 60's written by Betty Triedan.

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Martin Luther King Jr. - American Clegyman, activist, leader in African American Civil rights movement.

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SNCC- was one of the organizations of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. It emerged from a series of student meetings

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