The Civil Rights Movement : The Key Events In The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Movement marked a very important period of time where groups of people worked to end discrimination and racial segregation against African Americans. The Civil Rights movement began on December 1st ,1955 when Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery Alabama. Parks stated in an autobiography, “I had no idea that when I refused to give up my seat on that Montgomery bus that my small action would help put an end to segregation laws in the South.” Although, this was supposed to be a small protest the boycott was named the earliest mass protest on behalf of the Civil Rights in the U.S. The Montgomery bus boycott was a key event in the civil rights movement because it greatly impacted the society by helping to put an end to segregation laws in the South. The U.S. supreme court declared that segregation on public buses was unconstitutional in November of 1956. The boycott was one of many events that played an important role in the Civil Rights movement. Leaders such as, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew Goodman, and many others involved themselves in the civil rights movement with one common goal in mind. In addition to the Montgomery boycott, events such as, The Freedom Rides, Brown V. Board of Education, and the March on Washington played a significant role in the building up of the Civil Rights Movement. Brown V. Board of Education, which is now known as one of the greatest Supreme Court decisions of the
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