Emily Edgington, Xavier Young, Wesley McCollum, Katie Wiener
First to stand up
Rosa Parks was a black women who stood up her equal rights by not giving up her seat to a white man. She was then arrested, and let out that day.
These two people were the very first people to nationally stand up for their equal rights.
The constitution for equal rights for gender, was written in 1923 by Alice Paul, leader and founder of the National Woman's Party. After women’s right to vote was guaranteed by the 19th Amendment in 1920, she proposed the ERA as the next necessary step in confirming "equal justice under law" for all woman. So no matter what u look like, where you come from what you believe in you have rights.
This was the bus that Rosa Parks did not give up her seat in.
Afican Americans Protesting for Equal Rights
This a picture of a group of African Americans protesting for equal rights.
They would have separate waiting rooms just for African Americans.
What are some laws that supported equal rights?
One of the most important aspects of Reconstruction was the active participation of African Americans (including thousands of former slaves) in the political, economic and social life of the South. The era was to a great extent defined by their quest for autonomy and equal rights under the law, both as individuals and for the black community as a whole. During Reconstruction, some 2,000 African Americans held public office, from the local level all the way up to the U.S. Senate, though they never achieved representation in government proportionate to their numbers.
1938: In Missouri ex el Gaines v. Canada, the Supreme Court ruled that Missouri could not satisfy its obligation to provide equal protection by sending an African American resident to an out-of-state law school and that Lionel Gaines must thus be admitted to the all-white University of Missouri School of Law. This case was the beginning of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's effort to chip away at the separate-but-equal doctrine.
- 1955: In Brown v. Board II, the Supreme Court held that school systems must abolish their racially dual systems, but could do so "with all deliberate speed."