Postwar America - PostwarAmerica U.S.dominatesglobalaffairs

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Postwar America U.S.    dominates global affairs Another milestone in the civil rights movement occurred in 1955 in Montgomery,  Alabama. Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African-American seamstress who was also  secretary of the state chapter of the NAACP, sat down in the front of a bus in a section  reserved by law and custom for whites. Ordered to move to the back, she refused.  Police came and arrested her for violating the segregation statutes.  African-American  leaders, who had been waiting for just such a case, organized a boycott of the bus  system. Martin Luther King Jr., a young minister of the Baptist church where the African  Americans met, became a spokesman for the protest. "There comes a time," he said,  "when people get tired . .. of being kicked about by the brutal feet of oppression." King  was arrested, as he would be again and again; a bomb damaged the front of his house.  
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