Rosa Parks: Mother Of The Civil Rights Movement

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Rosa Parks: Rosa Parks is known as the “ Mother of the Civil Rights Movement”. She didn’t give her seat to a white man which led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott to end segregation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: King would write, speak in public and organized non-violent protests to bring attention to the racial discrimination.…show more content…
Board of Education. The supreme Court put an end to the racial segregation that was happening in public schools. John F Kennedy: Kennedy was elected for president since he promised equality for African Americans. Kennedy passed laws that would allow African Americans to vote. Lyndon B Johnson: Johnson signed the civil rights act which prohibited discrimination. The act established constitutional rights for African-Americans Greatest Impact The one who had the greatest impact on civil rights was Rosa Parks. When she was asked to move in the bus she refused because she wasn’t going to move just for a white man. If it wasn’t for her probably no one would’ve reacted, and the issue could have lasted longer. Her refusal led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This made others realize that it was time for an end of the racial segregation. Role in Protecting Minority Rights & Courts…show more content…
The original purpose of the black party was to patrol the community of African Americans from police brutality. - Greensboro Sit-Ins The sit-ins stared when four African American male students sat in a lunch counter in North Carolina. The sit-in protests were a huge success in lunch counters. Years after the protest, segregation in public places was illegal due to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that was passed by the congress. - SNCC- Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee The SNCC was founded in April 1960. This was an organization that confronted segregation by forming protests and by freedom rides. Changes in the law - Civil Rights Act of 1957 This was the first civil rights legislation. It was made to protect the rights of an individual to equal protection. - Civil Rights Act of 1964 This act prohibited any type of discrimination based on color, religion, race, and race. It also ended segregation in any public place. - Voting Rights Act of 1965 The act was signed by the President, Lyndon Johnson, on August 1965. The act gave minorities to African Americans the right to vote. - Fair Housing Act of 1968 The act prohibited discrimination when it comes to sale, rental or financing of
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