20 Iconic Milestones in the Fight for Civil Rights

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  • Selma-to-Montgomery March
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Million Man March
  • James Byrd Jr.
  • President Obama
  • Trayvon Martin
  • March on Washington
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Dred Scott Decision
  • NAACP
  • Jackie Robinson Breaks Racial Barriers in Baseball
  • Integration of the U.S. Military
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Emmett Till
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • “Little Rock Nine”
  • Woolworth Lunch Counter
  • The March on Washington
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

Million Man March

Minister Louis Farrakhan and Benjamin Chavis made good on their plans to bring one million Black men to the National Mall in Washington on Oct. 16, 1995, marking a clear victory for positive change during a decade riddled by Black-on-Black violence, unemployment and drug abuse in Black communities nationwide. (Photo: Yoke Mc / Joacim Osterstam/WikiCommons)