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attention to their problems. The protests in Birmingham began with a boycott meant to pressure business leaders to open employment to people of all races and end segregation in public facilities, restaurants, and stores. After the boycott failed, marches and sit-ins were made to prevent mass arrests. To control the protests Birmingham police used high- pressure water jets and police dogs on children and bystander. March on Washington (1963) The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history, which was held in the nation’s capital. It called for civil and economic rights for African Americans . The march consisted of many civil rights organizations. Many famous celebrities and musicians attended the march, which began at the Washington Monument and ended at the Lincoln Memorial. It was at this march where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Civil Rights Protest in Selma (1965) The civil rights protest in Selma is famous for their marches to Montgomery. The marches were created to support the voting rights of African Americans and in order to achieve their goal they sough help from Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil right leaders. In total there were three marches that supported African Americans right to vote and the goal of the marches were to make it to Montgomery. Also black students in Selma began sit-ins at local lunch counters where they were attacked and arrested. Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act (1964-1965) The Civil Rights Act outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and also women. The Act ended racial segregation in schools, workplaces, and also public places. It also later led to the Voting Rights Act
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