The Role Of Racism In The 1950's

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Racism played a big part in the 1950’s, it created new laws, movements, and a lot of protests. One of many laws put in place were the Jim Crow Laws, it was to keep the people of color separated from the white majority. Because of this new law, marching protest was a way for them to get their point across. It became violent, causing people to be placed in jail, seriously injured, and terrified. To avoid the violence, silent protest replaced the marching protests. Inspired by the Greensboro sit-in, five African American college students sat on a ‘whites only’ counter top; silently protesting their rights. Since this was the second largest silent protest during this time, it united people of color, increased white power, and motivated the people all around to help fight against inhuman acts.…show more content…
The activist involved were Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and others. It included nonviolent acts and certain acts to target disobedience. August of 1963, 250,000 people went to Washington to march for freedom, “Led by King, millions of blacks took the streets for peaceful protest as well as acts against disobedience and economic boycotts” (Simkins). Because of this movement expanded across the world, it caused people to unite as one for what they thought was right. A few months before another group boycotted on a public bus, ending in
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