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.

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Source: DiversityInc