1967: Token desegregation occurs in public schools
1967: Martin Luther King Jr. begins Poor People’s Campaign
1967: G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery elected to U.S. House of Representatives
Montgomery served until 1997, representing Mississippi’s third district as a conservative Democrat for 15 terms.
February 27, 1967: Federal grand jury indicts 19 for conspiring to violate civil rights of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner
February 27, 1967: NAACP treasurer Wharlest Jackson killed by car bomb
Jackson had recently been promoted to chemical mixer at the Armstrong Rubber Company in Natchez. The position had previously been held by whites.
May 1967: Nation begins to experience worst racial disturbances in history
More than 40 riots and 100 racial incidents took place.
May 12, 1967: Former Delta Ministries worker killed when police fire on protesters at Jackson State University
July 12, 1967: Supreme Court rules in Loving vs. Virginia that prohibiting interracial marriages unconstitutional
September 1967: Beth Israel Synagogue firebombed
Image: Piece of a windowpane recovered from the synagogue bombing.