What Obstacles Did African Americans Overcome During The Civil Rights Movement

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This research focuses on the obstacles in which African Americans were able to overcome during the Civil RIghts Movement. Key points that are targeted are what led to the Civil Rights Movement, discrimination and segregation during this time and who were the prominent leaders. It also concentrates on the peaceful protests and how they prepared for them, the groups against blacks, the Foot Soldiers, and how society has changed since then. The main arguments of the research are that blacks in the south were and still are a very strong group of people because they were able to overcome something that was utterly challenging. Also, that racism and prejudice has gotten better and also worse regarding different concepts and situations. By demonstrating …show more content…

If the employee or worker refused, then the protester did not leave until they got what they ordered, or until they were arrested. Bus boycotts, which originated from Rosa Parks, consisted of the protesters not riding the buses to where they had to go, in exchange for a first-come, first-seated policy, desegregated seating, and black bus drivers. For a long time, this peaceful tactic was not getting any results. The author reports, “Although African Americans represented at least 75 percent of Montgomery’s bus ridership, the city resisted complying with the MIA’s demands”(“Montgomery Bus Boycott”, 2017). In spite of the fact that the majority of the bus riders were blacks, the busing systems systems did not adhere to these demands until later. African Americans wanted to be sure that protesters would keep following the plan by organizing carpooling and holding meetings to make sure that all of the blacks were able to get around without using the buses. Lastly, marches were very significant and still are in today’s protests. They involved walking or marching, and yelling out their demands while carrying protest signs. The Marches were usually led by big leaders such as Martin Luther King,

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