1960-1969 (African-American)
1960
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Council

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Council-SNCC founded.

1960
Meredith Gourdine

Meredith Gourdine invents electro gas- dynamics (EGD) to convert natural gas to electricity.

1961
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes is inducted into the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

1961
Freedom Riders

CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) sends Freedom riders south to test bus laws.

1962
Special Committee Against Apartheid

The United Nations establishes the Special Committee Against Apartheid.

1962
James Meredith

James Meredith becomes the first black student at U of MS.

1963
March on Washington

The March on Washington, DC attended by 200K people

1964
Civil Rights Act

President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

1964
Fannie Lou Hammer

Fannie Lou Hammer testified for Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

1965
Malcolm X Assassinated
1965
Immigration and Nationality Act Amendment

Congress amends the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 abolishing the national origin quota system.

1965
Voting Rights Act

President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibiting racial discrimination in voting and banned literacy tests and other discriminatory registration and voting practices that aimed to exclude black voters from voting.

1967
Thurgood Marshall

President Johnson appoints Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court.

1967
Interracial Marriage Legalized

Laws prohibiting interracial marriage declared unconstitutional.

1968
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated