Black History Month Facts
1955 – Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, AL leading to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
1957 – Little Rock Nine integrate Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas.
1960 – Four Black student stage famous sit-in at a whites-only Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, NC.
1961 – Freedom rides begin from Washington, DC.
1962 – James Meredith becomes first Black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Violence prompts President Kennedy to send in 5,000 federal troops.