Because of the boycott and the social protests Montgomery removed the law of racial segregation on buses and public transportation. Which, was a small step to equality. Why did this action cause a movement of civil rights and cause Rosa Parks to go to jail for it? At the time in Montgomery and elsewhere all public transportation were split into separate places for white and black people to sit. If a bus was filled and there were no places for white passengers on the bus to sit, then bus driver would ask the black passengers to give up their seats.
Ice Cube, another member of N.W.A, explains how there was mistrust between police officers and people in his neighborhood. Whatever happened in the neighborhood, they would never call the police. 387 people had been killed in gang-related activities in LA in 1988, but none of the killings was resolved (Moore np). Most of these people were Cube 's friends. Police mistook every black kid for a black kid for a gang member as long as he had some jeans, t-shirt, baseball hat or tennis shoes (Moore np).
He was elected to lead the boycott because he was young and new to town and nobody knew who he was, so he didn’t have a be reputation with the black community. The boycott went on for 382 days and finally the supreme court lifted the segregated transportation laws. Then they had the sit-ins. King would encourage the kids to continue the nonviolent methods of protest. After his assassination riot broke out and many things were burnt down.
Blacks formed many protests so that they could be treated fairly.They believed everyone had individual rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. One incident is D-Day, or the children’s crusade that happened in May of 1963. Students skipped school so they could march in the streets of Birmingham, Alabama. The city did not like this, so firemen brought hoses and started spraying people away. Police used aggressive dogs to keep people in line.
Bloody Sunday displayed a huge impact in the civil rights movement. Selma to Montgomery march act was mainly to get blacks a chance to register to vote; which wasn’t a simple thing to do since this march had numerous
Alonso lives his life avoiding terrorism and the police. Therefor, the local police love to harass the poor residents. After a period of time, Alonso's mother receives multiple death threats from terrorist, but she doesn't give in. During a celebration of the clinic being open for 15 years, 3 masked men kill Alonso's mother inside the clinic. This leaves Alonso's family in disarray.
Martin Luther King Jr. is known throughout the world for his leadership in the American Civil Rights movement. The Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s will always be remembered as an unstable period in American history. Racial tensions were at an all time high and our country, states, towns and families were torn over their views of racism. Racial barriers challenged black people everywhere and Jim Crow laws of the South denied millions of black people basic rights (Jenkins). During this time of civil unrest, numerous leaders emerged, but by far the most notable was Martin Luther King, Jr.. Dr. King was born to Reverend Martin Luther and Alberta Williams King.
Before 1919, when World War 1, ending in the late 1918s the African Americans who had risked their lives fighting for freedom, and equal rights as the whites received the rights they deserved under the law. Also during the World War 1, there was a great population shift from the rural cities in the South to the cities in the North. This period is known as the Great Migration from 1916 to 1970. This era ties back to my thesis because it shows how after 1919 African Americans still suffered from unequal rights and awful job
King didn’t deserve to be killed was because he was trying to end segregation. The Rosa Parks event encouraged him to do a 381 day bus boycott. This bus boycott lasted until congress made it unconstitutional for integrated busses. Dr. King was the leader of the Montgomery Improvement Association which was an association that fought for equality for African Americans. One of Dr. King’s most famous march was the march on Selma.
In fact as stated in Henry Louis Gates Jr’s Civil Rights Protest he elaborates on the police brutality African Americans experienced. In 1964 numerous black students stayed home to attend a non violent protest- rally to ensure a school boycott due to racial injustices in hopes to achieve racial harmony. This quickly backfired. The peaceful protest led to urban violence and horrific police brutality. After a white policemen shot and killed a Harlem teenager , African Americans apart of the NAACP and CORE began to attend non violent marches for justice of this young teen.
The police expected the charges to drop after dismissing charges against some of the arrested protesters, but that didn’t happen, the lawsuit is still ongoing. The people who were arrested and let go now have permanent criminal arrest records, widely affecting their future employment, education, reputations, and professional careers, all because officers felt the need to be violent and threatened by a peaceful protest. Over the past couple of years,white police officers have grown more and more violent towards black people. Police have a civic duty to protect and serve, but large amounts of power and authority are sometimes abused. Black Lives Matter is a movement that was created for that very reason.
Reid, 36 was shot seven times when pulled over for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, resulting in his death. Verdict for the two police officers: No indictment. Police are not being held accountable for their wrongful crimes and abuse of authority towards blacks. According to Mapping Police Violence, only 3 out of the 210 killings of unarmed black people resulted in officers being charged with a crime. This shows justice is not being served for people of
The people of montgomery were under segregation. Colored people had to use signs that said for colored like bathrooms, water fountains, restaurants, schools,car dealerships and places like that. The Same applied to the white folks except they like that law because they did not want to be near the colored folks. The KKK & The NAACP The Ku Klux Klan is a terrorist group that burned down black people 's homes and churches even schools the people were afraid of the members of the KKK the people would put sheets with holes over there eyes to nobody would see their faces and they would walk around with torches and set things on fire. The NAACP stood for National association for the advancement of colored people Rosa also thought it was unfair that if a white man beat a black man he only needed to pay a fine of 24 dollars.
“In the chaos, it was not immediately clear which agencies did what exactly …” (Levs, 2). This shows the lack of knowledge the authorities had about the situation, and how eager they were to put an end to the riots without thinking about the safety of the protesters. “Chief among them are making decisions like deploying heavily armed officers and using military equipment; which some experts say helped to make a bad decision worse” (Levs, 2). Having the Militarized units, as well as equipment, being brought in caused many people to voice their opinion on the choices being made by the authorities, and how they are affecting the community and the protesters. “Militarization of policing encourages officers to adopt a ‘warrior’ mentality and think of the people they are supposed to serve as enemies” (Levs, 3).
The tactic of filling jails with protesters and activists used in the Montgomery Bus Boycott proved successful then, but was undermined by Albany police chief Pritchett. Pritchett studied the movement’s tactics and fought against them by putting arrested protesters in jails far away from Albany and in large institutions, so city jails would remain open. Because of the chief’s countermove, black people were arrested in droves without any resulting victory after the Albany movement was abandoned. In Clayborne Carson’s book In Struggle (1996) SNCC members realized that “patient suffering by nonviolent protesters was insufficient to bring about federal intervention.” The realization that black people’s suffering would do no good to create change reinforced many SNCC members’ belief that nonviolence was not enough. Instead, self-defense for the sake of protecting black lives was