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14 year old Emmet Till is murdered after whistling at a white woman while buying candy.
Martin Luther King Jr. was chosen to lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
The U.S. Supreme Court outlaws bus segregation in Alabama.
Nine black children are protected by the 101st Airborne Division to attend Little Rock High School.
Arkansas National Guard deployed to keep children out of Little Rock high school. A white mob also gathered.
Black Students begin to boycott restaurants across the south by sitting at white-only counters.
Freedom Riders take two buses to the deep south and were caught up to by klansmen. The first bus was caught on fire, the second bus was stopped and children were beat.
People from the south come to Mississippi to help black people vote.
The Ku Klux Klan plant bombs on the 16th Street Baptist Church. Four girls were killed and 22 others were injured.
"Bloody Sunday". 600 people are led from Selma to Montgomery and are met by Alabama State Troopers. They were driven back by billy clubs and tear gas. 16 were hospitalized and at least 50 others were injured.
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