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to workIt is just not having a strong enough impactSo, we end-up seeing a different style of politics after this event—away from legalism to the beginning of protestsMontgomery Bus BoycottoRosa Parksboards a public bus at the end of her workday, sits in the front row of the black section of the busThe white sections end-up filling up, and usually the whites would take the black sectionsRosa Parks refused to give-up her seatIn the wake of her arrest, the black community decides to have a boycott of the buses because they knew that the public buses were dependent on the black riders in order to make money
The idea was to make it economically difficult to continue without treating the black passengers unfairly by making blacks giving-up their seatseventually they demanded full-access to the busesThe boycott lasted for 381 daysDuring that year, over 90% of the black population joined theboycottThis ended-up showing the general population that blacks were willing to give-up general comforts for civil rightsThe boycott gains full-access for blacks on the newly desegregated buses in MontgomeryIt also showed that the will of the people could bring about change, not just leaders appealing to higher organizations.oMartin Luther King, Jr.a reverend at a local church who organized the boycottoSouthern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)this was one of the main movements of the Civil Rights movementThe boycott created the leadership that would move through the Civil Rights movementpromote Civil Rights in the South—not just MontgomeryThis boycott type action would only work in areas in which the blacks made-up the majority of a business’ businessSome other kinds of protest methods were needed forbusinesses that simply did not serve blacks. (i.e. restaurants, hotels, theatres, etc.) This is the next phase of the movement come into effect—active protestsLecture 5: Civil Rights, Part 2I. Direct Non-Violent ActionSCLC and CORESit Insofour young black students go in a store in North Carolina and sit down at the lunch counter knowing they were not going to be served therethey stayed in the seats othe idea was that occupying the seats all day makes them lose 4 business customers at the end of the day they get up and leaveThe next day it was 23 people3rdday 60next day over 100 customersoThis tactic then spread54 different cities experienced this “sit-in”oElla Baker
Executive secretaryrepresentatives from different universities come together over spring break and they form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)oJames Lawsonearly leaderseminary student at Vanderbiltwas expelled for his advocacy of nonviolent tacticoStudent Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)vv[pfppFreedom Rideso"Bull" Connorlocal police chief of BirminghamII. Civil Rights Legislation

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