Montgomery, Alabama

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  • Montgomery Alabama Civil Rights Movement

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    The main gigantic direct activity in the social equality development came in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Under SCLC authority, the dark group boycotted the city's transport system,which obliged them to ride at the back of the transports. After numerous months of boycotting, the U.S Incomparable court proclaimed that isolation on open transports was illegal, and the blacklist was conveyed to an end. This was an extremely noteworthy occasion for the social liberties development. It got the consideration

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott Essay

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    The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a political and social protest campaign started in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. The law said that black people had to sit in the back of the bus while the the white people sat in the front. Bus drivers often referred to black people on the bus as nigger, black cow, or black ape. Blacks had to pay in the front of the bus and they had to get off to go threw the side door to sit in the back. Dr. Martin Luther King jr., was born on January 15,1929 but died April 4, 1968

  • Essay about The Main Component in the Civil Rights Movement, Rosa Parks

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    of the freedom movement”. Rosa Louise McCauley was born in tuskegee, Alabama

  • Essay on Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks

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    Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. At the age of two she moved to her grandparents' farm in Pine Level, Alabama with her mother and younger brother, Sylvester. At the age of 11 she enrolled in the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls, a private school founded by liberal-minded women from the northern United States. The school's philosophy of self-worth was consistent with Leona McCauley's advice to "take advantage of the opportunities, no matter

  • You Say You Want a Revolution? Rosa Parks' Contributions to teh Revolution

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    could no longer support the family. The three of them then moved to live with her grandparents on a farm in Pinelevel, Alabama. Although it was small, it was enough to support their needs. Rosa gave up school and got married to barber, Raymond Parks short after. He wanted Rosa to finish off school as he knew how important education was. Not long after she received her diploma from Alabama State College. Rosa was apprehensive about being able to find a job but luckily got hired as a seamstress in a local

  • The Life & Legacy of Rosa Parks Essay

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    The bus incident A. On Dec. 1, 1955 this unknown seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama refused to give up her bus seat in the middle of the bus to a white passenger. B. This was during the age of Jim Crow when front bus rows were for whites only. 1. Jim Crow also meant separate water fountains for

  • The Selma-Montgomery March Essay

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    The Selma-Montgomery March The Civil Rights Movement began in order to bring equal rights and equal voting rights to black citizens of the US. This was accomplished through persistent demonstrations, one of these being the Selma-Montgomery March. This march, lead by Martin Luther King Jr., targeted at the disenfranchisement of negroes in Alabama due to the literacy tests. Tension from the governor and state troopers of Alabama led the state, and the whole nation, to be caught in

  • A Bief Look at Ralph David Abernathy

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    Born on March 29, 1962, in Linden, Alabama, just 90 miles outside of Montgomery, Ralph David Abernathy Sr. was the tenth of twelfth offspring born to William and Louivery Abernathy. His family was more fortunate than most due to the fact they owned a 500 acre farm, which provided a certain measure of independence. Abernathy exhibited evidence of inheriting his father’s spiritual and leadership skills by joining the church at the age of 7 and serving in the army during World War II at the age of 18

  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott Essay

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    hundred MIA members were indicted for disobeying the state anti-boycott law. The Alabama Council on Human Relations (ACHR), the only interracial organization in the Alabama, set up meetings between MIA leaders, bus and city officials. The representatives’ only concern was to settle the conflict, not to choose sides. In an attempt to schedule a meeting to resolve the protest, the ACHR Board member was denied. Alabama Mayor, W.A. Gayle, a church parishioner to the board member, was called to assist

  • Rosa Parks

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    Rights. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was a black African American woman who was a civil rights activist. Rosa Parks was the “first lady of civil rights” she made a name for herself in history on the first of December 1955 while riding on the Montgomery Alabama bus. Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white passenger who had no where to sit as the bus as it was full. Even though Rosa was sitting in the right colour section. On this day when Rosa refused to obey the Jim Crow Laws of segregation she