Project Head Start begins as an educational program for low-income children.
Bombing of North Vietnam and Americanization of the war begin.
President Johnson sends U.S. troops to South Vietnam.
One hundred eighty-four thousand U.S. military personnel in Vietnam.
Martin Luther King, Jr., leads civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan releases his report, The Negro Family: The Case for National Action;
blames black women for poverty and crime in the black community.
Cuban president Fidel Castro allows Cubans with U.S. relatives to leave if they come to Cuba to pick them up.
Martin Luther King, Jr., publicly opposes Vietnam War.
Congress passes the Voting Rights Act; suspends literacy tests and other devices used to deny the vote.
Malcolm X is killed in New York City.
Violent rioting spreads through Watts, a section of Los Angeles; thirty-four blacks killed, over $200 million in damage to property.Cesar Chavez begins national campaign on behalf of migrant farmworkers.
President Johnson signs the Immigration Act of 1965, ending the national-origins quota established in 1924.
First American combat troops arrive in Danang, South Vietnam.