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Segregation In Schools Timeline
⟶ Updated 18 Nov 2018 ⟶
List of edits
13 Dec 2018
Segregation in Schools (Primary)
Ruby Bridges is born.
Ruby Bridges becomes the first African-American to integrates an elementary school in the South.
The school district delays Ruby's admittance until now.
Artist Norman Rockwell makes a painting of Ruby's first day called, "The Problem We All Live With."
Ruby establishes the Ruby Bridges Foundation .
Ruby is made an honorary deputy marshal in a ceremony.
The Little Rock Nine enroll at Little Rock Central High School.
Arkansas Governor Faubus sends the National Guard to keep the nine students from entering the school.
The Little Rock Nine are able to attend the high school again.
The Little Rock Nine are unable to attend the high schools for 18 days while the president, governor, and mayor discuss the situation.
President Eisenhower sends US soldiers to protect the Little Rock Nine.
Senior Ernest Green becomes the first African AMeircan to graduate from Little Rock Central High School.
Governor Faubus is reelected and closes down all Little Rock Schools.
Little Rock Central High School did not reopen with a desegregated student body until now.
The Supreme Court ruled that racially segregated public facilities were legal, as long as the facilities for blacks and whites were equal.
NAACP works hard to challenge segregation laws in public schools.
Oliver Brown files a class-action suit against the Board of Education of Topeka.
Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson dies and is replaced with Earl Warren.
Warren writes that "Separate but equal" is wrong.
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus.
Jim Crow Laws were established
Thomas "Daddy" Rice imitates a black man.
300 black students protested at a segregated lunch counter.
John F. Kennedy offered protection to blacks seeking equality.
The Supreme Court established the "separate but equal" doctrine in Plessy v. Ferguson.
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