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  2. Brown v. Board of Education - Wikipedia

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that U.S. state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality.

  3. Emmett Till - Wikipedia

    Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was a 14-year-old African American boy who was abducted, tortured and lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family's grocery store.

  4. Freedom Riders - Wikipedia

    In mid-June, a group of Freedom Riders had scheduled to end their ride in Tallahassee, Florida, with plans to fly home from the Tallahassee Municipal Airport. They were provided a police escort to the airport from the city's bus facilities. At the airport, they decided to eat at the Savarin restaurant that was marked "For Whites Only".

  5. Civil Rights Memorial - Wikipedia

    Design. The names included in the memorial belong to those who were killed between 1955 and 1968. Those dates were chosen because in 1956 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in schools was unlawful and 1968 is the year of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

  6. Cooper v. Aaron - Wikipedia

    Cooper v. Aaron, 358 U.S. 1 (1958), was a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, which denied the Arkansas School Board the right to delay desegregation for 30 months.

  7. Edmund Pettus Bridge - Wikipedia

    Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AL-209, "Edmund Pettus Bridge, U.S. Highway 80 spanning the Alabama River, Selma, Dallas County, AL", 6 photos, 1 photo caption page 2015 Academy Award song performance upon a stage-sized replica of the bridge on YouTube

  8. Big Six (activists) - Wikipedia

    The Big Six—Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, John Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins and Whitney Young—were the leaders of six prominent civil rights organizations who were instrumental in the organization of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

  9. Danny Lyon - Wikipedia

    Danny Lyon (born March 16, 1942) is an American photographer and filmmaker.. All of Lyon's publications work in the style of photographic New Journalism, meaning that the photographer has become immersed in with, and is a participant of, the documented subject.