Segregation In The 1950's

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In the 1950s America found itself facing the deep-rooted issue of racism, specifically toward African –Americans. Slaves were freed and people were declared equal, equality was not always prevalent. Segregation remained in much of the country. This meant people groups such as blacks had were forcefully separated from whites in schools, transportation, hospitals, and more. Particularly in the South, segregation had a strong hold on society. This began to change as supreme courts re-evaluated segregation laws, especially in schools. These new rulings brought forth a storm of differing opinions and actions. Emmett Till, a young black boy, was brutally kidnapped and murdered in the South and his story became a hot topic in the North. Other important events were the year-long protest, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which brought about changes in the segregated transportation system, the admittance of nine black children into an Arkansas High school, and other sit-in peaceful protests. Desegregation of schools of schools began with Supreme Court rulings as the negatives affect segregation had on society and freedom came to light. When Emmett Till, a young black man, accepted a dare to go talk to nearby white woman, he was later kidnapped…show more content…
One example of a boycott is the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. Her actions got her arrested, but others stood by her and began the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In protest, blacks in Montgomery stopped taking the bus until the transportation system changed its current system of granting favors to whites. Violence against the protest occurred, but the Supreme Court ruled segregated buses as unconstitutional in 1956 (Keene,
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