The Civil Rights Movement. 1947-1968. Jackie Robinson breaks the color line in major league baseball. April 1947. To Secure These Rights , the report by the President’s Committee on Civil Rights is released. The committee calls for the elimination of segregation. October 29, 1947.
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Feb. 1, 1960: Woolworth’s lunch counter1959-1960
Stokely CarmichaelApril 1960
King composes his Letter from Birmingham City Jail.1963
Three civil rights works Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney are murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi.“Freedom Summer” 1964
MLK, Jr. is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.1964