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
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFcbpGK9_aw
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
*assassinated in 1965
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