Wk4 DQ1 - the “white” man her seat and that is when the...

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The Civil Rights movement is the struggle against racial segregation that began in the mid 1950’s. It is said that the Civil Rights movement really did not get started until the unfortunate problem with Rosa Parks on the bus who was African American. Rosa was a seamstress and after a long tiring day at work, Rosa walked on the bus in Alabama sat down on the only open seat. A white man walked on the bus and wanted to sit down, so both he and the bus driver both told Rosa to get up so he could sit down. Rosa made the decision not to get up and give him her seat. She ended up being arrested because she did not give
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Unformatted text preview: the “white” man her seat and that is when the protests began. Brown vs. Board of education (1954) was when the Supreme Court case attacked the notion of “separate but equal.” This added fuel to the fire for this specific time frame of student protests, marches, boycotts, etc. However, unlike many people did not think this great event caused the Civil Rights movement. This moment was a very important in the whole campaign that did in deed help to start the whole direct action that lasted at least two decades....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course ETH 125 125 taught by Professor Jordan during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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