Summary: The Events Leading Up To The Civil Rights Movement

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Several events led up to the civil rights movement in the form of protest from courageous blacks that were not will to be considered second class citizens. The first was four college aged black men that went in Woolworth's lunch counter and refused to leave until they were served (Schultz, 2013) . These young men became known as the Greensboro Four. This protest spawned several similar incidents around the country.
Another protest was by a young black woman named Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama (Schultz, 2013) At the time, all blacks that chose to use public transportation, were required to ride in the back of the bus. Ms. Parks refused to ride in the back and this started a movement among all black in Montgomery to find other means

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