Civil Rights – 1956

Supreme Court strikes down segregation on public buses as a result of The Montgomery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks.

Autherine J Lucy is the first Black admitted to University of Alabama, and then is expelled 4 days later after a riot.

Louisville KY public schools integrate

Alabama outlaws the (NAACP)

Singer Nat King Cole attacked on stage of theater by members of the white supremicist group White Citizen Council while on a concert stopover in Birmingham, Alabama.

Martin Luther King Jr’s home bombed

Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee FL

US Methodist church disallows race separation

Tanks are deployed against racial demonstrators in Clinton, TN

First international conference of Black writers & artists meets at the Sorbonne in France