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Montgomery Bus Boycott- It was a political protest campaign mounted in Dec 1955 to Dec 1956 to oppose the city’s policy of racial segregation on its public transit system. The Supreme Court soon declared segregation on public transit unconstitutional. It had many important people involved such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. The boycott was triggered by Rosa Parks’ arrest. She was arrested because she refused to listen to the bus drivers’ instructions when he told her to give up her seat for a Caucasian man. This caused deficits in public transit profits because a large percentage of people who used the public transportation were now boycotting it. Lyndon Johnson/Johnson’s Civil Rights Legislation- (1963- 1969) After campaigning unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in 1960, Johnson was selected by John F. Kennedy to be his running-mate for the 1960 presidential election . Great Society -Office of Economic opportunity of 1964 was established to eliminate poverty and
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Unformatted text preview: racial injustice. OEO mandated loans for rural and small business development, established a working training program called the Jobs Corps, created Volunteers in Service to America, provided low wage jobs for young people, work study programs for college students and authorized the creation fo federally funded social programs to be planned in concert with local community groups. The Immigration Act of 1965 eliminated the national origin quotas established since the Immigration Act of 1924. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 eliminated redlining and it protected individuals from seller/landlord discrimination. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 fought against job discrimination and also barred discrimination based on sex. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 mandated federal involvement of local elections in the South and promised to strengthen the ongoing effort to end racial discrimination at the ballot box. It outlawed discriminatory tests....
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