CIVIL RIGHTS ERA
10 important events
Sweatt v. Painter
A United States supreme court case in which the rule allowing "separate but equal" public spaces and the segregation of blacks and whites was over turned. This was later cited as an influential cause of the integration of public schools. The picture features the lawyers of this court case.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Led by Martin Luther King Jr., the bus boycott was a racial and political movement done by the people to make their voices heard and stand up for what they believed was fair and just. This was more than some event in Washington because it was a whole group of people not just the political leaders at the time.
The integration of schools did not go as easily as the government seemed to think that it would. When black children attempted to enroll at Central HS in Arkansas the state militia was there to try to stop them. President Eisenhower was forced to send national guard troops to escort the children to school
Arm Forces Integrated
This move was more out of connivence than that of civil right. During WW2 we simply did not have the resources to maintain separate bases, and we needed the man power that the african american population provided. Never the less, these measures moved to starts the integration of all public service sectors.