Rosa Parks: African-American Rights Of The Civil Rights Movement

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Rosa Parks
The Civil Right Movement was the African-American way of fighting for equality to the whites and it was supposed to be a nonviolent way to protest. Khan academy stated that “After the Civil War, during the period known as Reconstruction, the passage of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments established a legal foundation for the political equality of African Americans. Despite the abolition of slavery and legal gains for African Americans, racial segregation known as Jim Crow arose in the South”. Jim Crow law meant that African American could not be at the same place as the white people. Even after slavery was over people of colored were still being treated unequal to the white people, they did not have the same benefits and rights that the white people had. Segregation and discrimination were still a thing, black people couldn’t use the same bathroom, classroom, and had to sit in the back of the bus. According to African American Odyssey “On July 26, 1948, President Harry Truman issued two executive orders. One instituted fair employment practices in the civilian agencies of the federal government; the other provided for "equality of treatment and opportunity in the armed forces without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin”. Rosa Parks also knew as the mother of the freedom movement ’actions contribute to the Civil Right Movement in a major way. On February 4, 1913, a young woman named Rosa Louise McCauley was born in the state of Alabama,
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