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A Biography of America

The Sixties – Key Events

1954

Brown v. Board of Education declares segregation unconstitutional

1955

Montgomery Bus Boycott begins

1957

Little Rock desegregation crisis

1960

Greensboro sit-in

SNCC founded

1961

Freedom Rides

Bay of Pigs

1962

First U.S. manned orbit of the Earth

Silent Spring published

Cuban Missile Crisis

1963

The Feminine Mystique published

Birmingham protests

Civil Rights March on Washington

John F. Kennedy assassinated

1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Free Speech Movement begins

Tonkin Gulf Resolution

1965

Malcolm X assassinated

1966

National Organization for Women founded

1968

Martin Luther King assassinated

Robert Kennedy assassinated

1969

Stonewall riots

1970

Cambodia bombings

First Earth Day

1973

Watergate hearings

Roe v. Wade legalizes abortion

1974

Nixon resigns

Units