African American Experience

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African American Experience Ms.Walker I am the young scholar in training Danielle Hinkson March 2, 2008 The civil rights movement in the United States 1954-2003 F.Carl Walton In 1953 the first mass bus boycott occurred in Barn Rouge, Louisiana it was led by a Baptist minister (T.J. Jemison) and the united defense league. The purpose of the boycott was to try to stop unfair treatment to blacks. In 1954, the Supreme Court issued the landmark decision that struck down the doctrine separate but equal in Brown vs. the board of education. In 1896, Plessey vs. Ferguson separate but equal was declared constitutional. In 1954, the decision of brown held the doctrine of Plessey vs. Ferguson produced inherent inequality and was declared unconstitutional. The Supreme Court declared Brown in 1955 that all public schools systems in the United States desegregate. In 1957, in little rock Arkansas a group of students known as the little rock nine attempted to integrate an all white central high school but was denied entry. The
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