National Civil Rights Timeline 1967

April 20, 1967


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Swann v. the Board of Education upholds busing as a legitimate means for achieving desegregation.

June 12, 1967

Supreme Court rules in Loving v. Virginia, striking down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages. Before this case, sixteen states had laws prohibiting the practice.

October 1, 1967

Thurgood Marshall

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Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court.