april 8 - April 8,2011 Civil rights continued Civil...

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April 8,2011 Civil rights continued Civil disobedience: one of main tactics murder of Emmet Till(1955) 14 year old boy from chicago-understood rasism but didn't know exactly how bad came to south, on dare, he called a woman baby in a store. She was local famous beauty Husband and friends abducted, tortured, tied cottin gin around neck and threw boy over bridge. Till's mother insisted an open casket in funeral so everyone could see what white men did to her son, nation was stunned and became outraged! Husband and friends were arrested and sent to jury=> white judges murdered told story in paper( got paid) they got away with it and they got paid! Montgomery,Alabama: Bus boycott 1955 Rosa Park, seamstress: actively well connected knew what she was getting into civil disobedience violates law and gets arrested Black leaders organize bus boycott lead by MLK Not working so best way is through economics Montgomery= 50,000 black Americans walked/ avoid bus transient
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course HIST 2112 taught by Professor Sutter during the Spring '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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