The End of Discrimination and Segregation By: William Sien

"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... all I ask is that you respect me as a human being."- Jackie Robinson

There were many events that led to the end of Segregation some of the most important one were Greensboro Sit Ins, Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson

Segregation

  • Segregation is the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart.
  • Segregation lasted from 1896 to 1954
  • Blacks were treated as second class citizens
  • Blacks had different public accommodations than the whites

Greensboro Sit Ins

  • 4 students were refused service at the lunch counter in Woolworth Store in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • This was a non-violent protest where these four African American students would sit down everyday and occuy seats
  • Many people joined the protest after they found out about it and on the third day of the protest over 60 people were at the Woolworth lunch counter
  • Over 70,000 people nation wide have participated in sit ins and many public places were desegregated.

Rosa Parks

  • Rosa parks was an American American civil rights activist
  • Rosa Parks was arrested for not getting up her seat for a white man
  • "We are...asking every Negro to stay off the buses Monday in protest of the arrest and trial ... You can afford to stay out of school for one day. If you work, take a cab, or walk. But please, children and grown-ups, don't ride the bus at all on Monday. Please stay off the buses Monday."- Women's Political Council
  • Lots of African Americans boycotted the bus for 13 months causing the US Government to pass a law stating segregating buses are unconsitutuional

Jackie Robinson

  • Broke the color barrier
  • First African American to ever play in the MLB
  • Received lots of hate while playing baseball, but continued to play because he believed in racial equailty

Conclusion

The Greensboro sit ins, Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson all helped to promote civil rights and help African American gain equality.

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