Equality for All Americans
Justin Morales, Your supreme leader
Everyone has the Right to be Equal~
There was no stopping the motivated people; many were killed by lynching because of it. People such as Elizabeth Eckford, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King Jr. fought for what they thought was right, and if it was not for their bravery, African Americans most likely would have never been considered equal at this point in time.
Civil Disobedience ~
Counter sit-ins were mainly popular for the youth. They would go to a restaurant, go to the white countered area, and sit until provided with service. Usually, they were attacked by the customers around them with verbal and physical abuse. The protesters would not fight back or say a word, but instead would sit there in a peaceful manner. They would often be arrested and sent to jail while the real criminals who attacked them, would be let go.
Marches were often used to protest against the city or government in the area, such as the march Selma. 3,200 civil right members gathered together as a unified unit, an began to march from Selma, Alabama to the state capital, Montgomery. The march had been stopped twice before due to the Alabama state police; National guard men were brought in to protect the marchers. From the outcome of the march, that August, President Johnson signed the voting act, which guaranteed African Americans the right to vote.
Elizabeth Eckford ~
Elizabeth Eckford was a 15 year old girl who was selected by the NAACP to attend a all white school;After the Supreme Court had made it illegal for the segregation of schools. This moment was captured Sept. 4. 1957, where you see a woman screaming verbal abuse at Elizabeth. Elizabeth was one of nine kids abused for being a black student at an all white school. Due to their bravery, the Little Rock Nine showed Americans that they were just as, or more, capable of attending schools that were segregated.
Rosa Parks was just your average woman taking the train after a long day of work. She was sitting in the front of the bus when this white man asked her to get up and move to the back of the bus, just so that he could have her seat. She refused to move until she was arrested on Dec. 1, 1955. It was an act of civil disobedience that helped spark the beginning the Montgomery Bus Boycott, where African Americans would no longer ride segregated buses until the problem was fixed.
Martin Luther king Jr.~
Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader during the time and was influential towards many people. He preferred to fight against the social system by civil disobedience, which included the Selma march and the " I had a dream" speech in the Washington D.C. He was assassinated April 4, 1968.