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Board of Education.", 2004/2005) Caucasian high school, as the separation of races in education was now considered unconstitutional. The students were humiliated, assaulted, and discriminated against. (“The Road to Justice,” 2012) Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks was an African American woman who refused to leave her seat for a white person on a city bus. Her arrest had sparked a boycott against the bus transportation system that concluded when the Supreme Court declared that separation on public buses was also unconstitutional. (Smith, 2013) Rosa Parks was arrested for not surrendering her seat and moving to the back of the Montgomery bus. Her arrest caused the boycott of the bus line for over one year and was one of the biggest factors in advancing Civil Rights movement that the African American had started. MLK Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (nonviolent resistance) Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist who fought for the equality of all African Americans. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was created in 1957 to organize the actions of local resistance groups throughout the South in non-violent protests. King and his followers formed and partook in the Freedom Riders and received funds to run Citizen Education Projects, which aimed towards funding voter registrations in the South. (Smith, 2013) The origins of this group can be traced back to Rosa Parks and her boycott against the Montgomery bus system. MLK Jr. was the president of the SCLC and fought restlessly for acquiring the African Americans constitutionally given rights of equal and just treatment, employment, wages, and social status. "I Have a Dream" speech Though, Martin Luther King Jr. had written a speech for the mass gathering that day, MLK broke away from the script and spoke what he had really felt instead of what was on the paper. The speech contained both his own feelings as well as words from the book of Though he didn’t know, King’s speech projected a powerful message that initiated one of the largest battles for his Civil Rights.

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