Marches A Peaceful Way to Combat Segregation

By: Nate Kelley

There were also some white people who did not agree with segregation. Although they were frowned upon, they really helped black people achieve equality

Marches were good ways to express your opinion with a lot of other people. Even today, marches are still great ways to peacefully oppose ideas and actions. Although marches are intended to be peaceful and law obeying, sometimes they can escalate to where people break the law and are hurt or even killed.

Protesters want to make people realize that they are not just "things" but they are men and women,

After the Supreme Court ruled that segregation was against the law, black men and woman were still treated as if they were lower than white people.

Marches were not the only way to protest against segregation. There were also bus boycotts. These types of protests were when black people did not ride the city busses. This was so effective because the city relied a lot of the money made from busses.

Martin Luther King was the best person to lead the March on August 23, 1963. He was a leader who sacrificed his whole life for the fair treatment of black people and even died for it.

Women such as Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin were amazing women who paved the path for lots of civil rights workers. They used bus boycotts to show their individual frustration such as refusing to give up their seat, but people marched in groups as a way to show their group frustration.

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