Civil Rights Movement - 1. CivilRightsMovement 1948 July 26...

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1. Civil Rights Movement  1948 July 26 Truman signs Executive Order 9981, which states, "It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin." The order also creates the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and opportunity in the Armed Services. 1955 Dec. 1 ( Montgomery, Ala. ) NAACP member Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat at the front of the "colored section" of a bus to a white passenger, defying a southern custom of the time. In response to her arrest the Montgomery black community launches a bus boycott, which will last for more than a year, until the buses are desegregated Dec. 21, 1956. As newly elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA), Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. , is instrumental in leading the boycott. 1963
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2010 for the course LITERATURA ? taught by Professor Naddi? during the Spring '09 term at Università degli Studi di Firenze.

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