Similarities Between American Civil Rights Movement And Farm Workers

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Esol 005.83211 American Civil Rights Movement and Farm Workers Movement The American civil rights movement and the immigrant farm workers suffered in many ways during the 1960s that period of time. In order to make their voices heard and to be treated equally, they struggled for their freedom both the American civil rights movement and the immigrant farm workers boycotted, marched and used nonviolence. There are many similarities between the American civil rights movement and the farm workers. First the American civil rights movement starting to boycott the bus and protest to let their voices heard and to be treated equally. Most widely known, it started as a small protest, resulting in emergence movement leaders, and organization. It began on December 1, 1955. Rosa Parks of Montgomery, Alabama refused to give up her seat to a white man. In that time, the law required blacks to give up their seats to a white person to ride the bus. Martin Luther King, Jr who emerged from the boycott movement and the leader. However the farm workers had very similar situation from how they were treated. The police also beat them and they were like the enemy because they asked for good …show more content…

First of all, the American civil rights movement had the famous Selma to Montgomery march. The Planned march from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery ended almost before it began. On Pettus Bridge, the police used tear gas and attacked the protesters. They did not have any rights and the farm workers demanded higher pay as they were paid very low pay. In 1966, the farm workers marched 300 miles from Delano to Sacramento in a pilgrimage ending on Easter Sunday. Furthermore, the NFWA National Farm Workers Association merged with AWOC Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee to become the United Farm Workers of America before the

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