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Running head: THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1 The Civil Rights Movement Pamela Newsome HIS/135 September 8, 2011 Rebecca Howze
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THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 2 The Civil Rights Movement The one event that I consider to be the most influential to the success of the Civil Rights Movement was in 1955, the Rosa Park Movement. During this time Alabama went by the Jim Crow law which in this case, African Americans were to give up their seats on the bus to Whites if none were available. In December of 1955, Montgomery, Alabama; Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and was put in jail and fined $14. Members from the NAACP decided to try to overturn the law and drafted a letter for African Americans to stay off the buses and protest. Martin Luther King, the boycott leader encourage the boycotters to protest without violence, and
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Unformatted text preview: to use “dignity and Christian love”. Many people in the White community tried to stop the protest using tactics of intimidation and not having access to put insurance on cars to prevent carpooling. During this time a bomb exploded in Martin Luther King’s house to try to stop the protest, but on November 23, 1956 the Supreme Court ruled that segregation on the buses was illegal. I feel because of this event other African Americans saw that they need to start to stand up for their rights. I believe that this protest lead to other protests against segregation. THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 3 Reference Davidson, J. (2006). A Nation of nations: A concise narrative of the American Republic (4th Ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill....
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