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Seattle becomes the largest city in the United States to desegregate its schools without a court order; nearly one-quarter of the school district's students are bused as part of the "Seattle Plan." Two months later, voters pass an anti-busing initiative. It is later ruled unconstitutional
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., unleashing violence in more than 100 cities. In response to King's death, Seattle residents hurled firebombs, broke windows, and pelted motorists with rocks. Ten thousand people also marched to Seattle Center for a rally in his memory. Riots in Seattle's Central Area during the summer.
Bobby Seale and Huey Newton found the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in Oakland.
Malcolm X is murdered Feb. 21, 1965. Three men are convicted of his murder. August 11-16: Watts’ riots leave 34 dead in Los Angeles.
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Police arrest King and other ministers demonstrating in Birmingham, Ala., then turn fire hoses and police dogs on the marchers.
250,000 people attend the March on Washington, D.C. urging support for pending civil-rights legislation. The event was highlighted by King's "I have a dream" speech.
About 1,300 people march from the Central Area to downtown Seattle, demanding greater job opportunities for blacks in department stores.
Two killed, many injured in riots as James Meredith is enrolled as the first black at the University of Mississippi.
Freedom rides begin from Washington, D.C: Groups of black and white people ride buses through the South to challenge segregation. King makes his only visit to Seattle. two morning assemblies at Garfield High School.
The sit-in protest movement begins in February at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. and spreads across the nation.
At previously all-white Central High in Little Rock, Ark., 1,000 paratroopers are called by President Eisenhower to restore order and escort nine black students.
After more than a year of boycotting the buses and a legal fight, the Montgomery buses desegregate.
Bus boycott launched in Montgomery, Ala., after an African-American woman, Rosa Parks, is arrested December 1 for refusing to give up her seat to a white person.
U.S. Supreme Court bans segregation in public schools.