Byrnes Avoids Desegregation by pouring money into black schools.
Brown V. Board Of Education
Rosa Parks Actions launch the montgomery Bus boycott and Martin Luther King becomes leader of the civil rights movement.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Black and white college students lead Sit-Ins across the country.
South Carolina students join the sit-in movement. The Friendship Nine go to jail for participation
James Meredith's enrollment at the university of mississippi triggers a riotby whites opposed to integration. Harvey Gantt becomes the first black student to attend clemson university, no violence occurs.
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act banning discrimination in public places.
Civil Rights Act
Stokely Carmichael proclaims "we want black power," on a march in mississippi.
Martin Luther king assassinated in memphis, 30 students are shot and three are killed in the orangeburg massacre.
South Carolina schools are desegregated under federal court order.