civil right movements

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Civil rights movement

Civil rights movement was a struggle by African Americans in the mid-1950's to late 1960's. Was to equal to those of whites, including equal opportunity in employment, housing, and education, as well as the right to vote, the right of equal access to public facilities.

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The civil rights movement also urged the reemergence of the judiciary, including the Supreme Court.

Martin Luther King Jr and other leaders of the movement predicted movement prompted gains not only for African Americans but also for women, persons with disabilities, and many others.

Segragation and Jim Crow Laws

After the Civil War, many southern states continued to treat African-Americans as second class citizens. They implemented laws that kept black people separate from white people. These laws became known as Jim Crow Laws. They required separate schools, restaurants, restrooms, and transportation based on the color of a person's skin. Other laws prevented many black people from voting

Rosa Parks

In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat on the bus to a white passenger. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott which lasted for over a year and brought Martin Luther King, Jr. to the forefront of the movement.