AMS VID EC 3 - Now that African Americans had their freedom...

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Now that African American’s had their freedom, they were set back by Jim Crow law, so most mass movements were focused on ending these laws. In 1955 in Montgomery Rosa Parks helped start the bus boycott, which caused the city to integrate the buses. The spring of 1960, Ruby Bridges was the first African American to integrate the school system thanks to Brown vs. Board of education. This of course was not a welcoming experience, parents and kids stood outside of the school shouting at a six
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Unformatted text preview: year old girl. With the integra²on of schools and lunch counters, nonviolence workshops were held to help the students get through. ±he workshops held simula²ons, where the kids were screamed at, spit on, and hit, to make sure they would be able to keep their cool. Berry Gordy, the creator of Motown, was there for Mar²n Luther King Jr’s speech in Detroit in which he held King with the prototype for his iconic nonviolent speech “I have a Dream”....
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  • Spring '14
  • AlishaG.Epps
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Martin Luther King Jr, Jim Crow law, Montgomery Rosa Parks

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