1957 • Not all schools integrate easily. Little Rock, AR school blocks nine black students from entering on order from the Governor. • President sends in National guard and federal troops to intervene.
Greensboro 4 • Four college students sit-in at a segregated lunch counter and try to order lunch. They are refused, though are allowed to stay. • Sparks similar sit-ins throughout the south. • Six months later the men are finally served lunch • Sit-ins would be effective throughout the south in parks, pools, theaters, etc.
Freedom Riders • Students began taking bus trips in the south. • They are testing the new laws against discrimination on travel (bus and rail). • Attacked by angry mobs along the way.
1962James Meredith • James Meredith becomes first black student to enroll at Univ. of Mississippi. • Riots ensue. • Kennedy sends 5,000 federal troops to deal with it.