How Did Brown V Board Of Education Affect The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Movement was a pivotal moment in America’s History. The landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education served as a catalyst in the African American struggle for equality in America. This court case took place on May 17, 1954, and it set the political and social tone for events that followed which would make up the Civil Rights Movement. By following these events it can be concluded that the approach towards equality altered over time. Meaning that the way the efforts that equality was pursued began to evolve. The case of Brown v Board of Education (1954) was one of the most historical cases because it nullified the previous Supreme Court ruling of Plessy v Ferguson (1896) that ruled that “separate but equal” was constitutional. …show more content…

Rosa Parks’ actions would alter the dynamics of the Civil Rights Movement in ways that were previously unknown before. In 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up to the white passenger. This event became known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott because it caused an uproar in the community. It is important because the entire African American community in Montgomery, Alabama united behind Rosa Park and supported her by boycotting the bus system. African Americans chose to walk to work or car pool with each other rather than ride the bus. The boycott lasted for a total of 381 days, which was crippling to the local economic system. Because of the constant conflict and pressure that were a result of this, in November of 1956 the Supreme Court ruled to omit segregation on the Montgomery bus. Rosa Parks’ actions represented a milestone in the Civil Rights Movement because it inspired activists like Martin Luther King …show more content…

Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act, after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination in public accommodations, increased federal enforcement of disparities with school and the right to vote. This was an accomplishment for the African American population, but they became more eager for peace and equality. Next, civil right organizations such as the NAACP and SCLC created a Freedom Summer Project that sought to create a better education system for the black population. However, this caused an uproar because it lead to the death of three civil rights workers and violence between whites and civil rights workers. As a result, a march took place on March 7, in which participants were beat and sprayed with tear gas. Because of such of events, in 1965 President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. This stopped the use literacy test for voter registration. Furthermore, at this point African American’s saw a huge change and were moving towards success during the Civil Rights Movement. The diversity presented in marches revolved around this whole idea of people following Martin Luther King and collaborating to fight for equal rights within the

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