Civil disobedience played a significant role in the Civil Rights Movement

Civil disobedience played a significant role in the Civil Rights Movement

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Civil disobedience played a significant role in the Civil Rights Movement. Civil rights leaders would organize boycotts, protests, and marches that forced the government and citizens to notice the voices of the African American people. Acts of civil disobedience would cause emergency situations for local authorities. Like the March on Washington for jobs and freedom in 1963 lead by civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. where he became famous for his speech “I Have A Dream” during this march. Rosa Parks displayed civil disobedience when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a White man in 1955. When civil rights leader Medgar Evars lead a
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Unformatted text preview: boycott campaign and won for desegregation of the University of Mississippi. Ella Baker as she was the first employee of the “Crusade for Citizens” helping to initiate voter registration campaigns. All of these acts helped lead to the signing of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and The Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Civil Rights Act prohibited segregation and required all equal employment opportunity for people of all races. The Voting Rights Act prohibited all forms of discrimination at the voting polls....
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2011 for the course ETH 125, S ETH, SCI taught by Professor Na during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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