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First play by an African American woman to produced on Broadway
Motown Record is founded in Detroit</li></ul>1955<br />Rosa Parks got arrested<br />Montgomery bus boycott<br />begins<br />Chuck Berry begins recording his music<br />Federal Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation on interstate trains and buses.<br /><ul><li>1957
Martin Luther King help found the SCLC he also heads it
Althea Gibson becomes first African American tennis player to win a major title
Arkansas Gov. OrvalRubus uses National Guard to block nine black students from attending a Little Rock High School; following a court order, President Eisenhower sends in federal troops to ensure compliance
Edward Brooke, R-Massachusetts, elected first black U.S. senator in 85 years.</li></li></ul><li>Important Civil Rights Figures<br />Malcolm X May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965),was an African American Muslim minister, public speaker and human rights activist.He was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. He has been described as one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history<br />W.E.B. Du Bois, February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963an American civil right activist . He became the head of the NAACP in 1910, becomingfounder and editor of the NAACP’s journal The Crisis<br />Martin Luther King, Jr.January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 was leader in the African American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States, and he has become a human rights iconHe led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream" speech. There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.<br />Rosa Parks February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005 was an African American civil rights activist who was later called the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement<br />On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Nine months before Parks refused to give up her seat, 15-year-old refused to move from her seat on the same bus system., Parks' action sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.<br />
What was the Literacy test?<br />The literacy test, was the government practice of testing the literacy of potential citizens and potential voters. <br />As used by the states, the literacy test gained infamy to African-American. Adopted by a number of southern states, the literacy test was applied in a unfair manner, as it was used to disfranchise many literate blacks while allowing many illiterate whites to vote. The literacy test, combined with other discriminatory requirements, effectively disfranchised the vast majority of African-Americans in the north from the 1890s until the 1960s. Southern states abandoned the literacy test only when forced to do so by federal legislation . The Voting Rights Act of 1965 suspended the use of literacy. <br />