The Civil Rights Movement: Desegregation In The 1960's

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Have you ever wondered what started school integration? Imagine having to be bullied only because of your skin color. Not being able to get an education just because you're a different race than everybody else. Desegregation was very hard subject for americans in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Fortunately, there were people willing to fight about this. African Americans were not welcome in schools with white people for a very long time, until some people started battling for a change. The civil rights movement was a very important time in history for african americans. Many people died suffered but held on to hope to be able to have equality for everyone. During this time in history, new laws were created. Laws that somehow had equality in it, but …show more content…

A high school that was an all white students school. They were bullied every time these students tried to do anything: they were thrown books, even trash for just trying to go to school. The governor at the time even called the guard to prevent them from going to school. Despite all of this “bullying” these nine students showed bravery by just showing up. They changed the education possibilities for black students later on. Before the Supreme Court's decision of 1957, many states across the country had mandatory segregation laws. These laws required for both african american students and white people to go to separate schools. There was so much resistance about black and whites going to different schools that there was a second decision known as brown II, telling schools to integrate students no matter their race or ethnicity. Little Rock Central High School was obligated to integrate nine black students in response to the Brown II law. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored …show more content…

There was a similar one in Tougaloo, Mississippi. In the spring of 1961, nine Tougaloo college students, members of the NAACP Youth Council, went and sat at the Jackson public library. This library was only open to whites at the time. The students were arrested, held in jail overnight, and the next day led to a police riot against the crowd outside the courthouse in support. One of the victim says that were actually sixteen students involved. She says that only nine went into the library, and the other seven stayed outside to look out for cars, media and

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