In 1962 the Civil Rights activist said "We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now." Martin Luther King Jr." We all are equal in today's society that is because of people like Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Brown V. Board of Education

Brown v. Board of education was a court case that was an attempt to get African American children in the same school as white children. The Board of Education said they had evidence, they gave two children two identical dolls to play with the only difference was that one had yellow hair and one had brown hair. The two children chose the doll with yellow hair. Brown tried to argue that this was a case of self racism.

Oliver Brown


In WWII many of the soldiers did not accept the African Americans. The Soldiers would put the African Americans in non-conflict battalions which led to 19,000 African Americans enlisting in the army from 1933-1944. Many of the men that enlisted would serve in all black battalions because the white soldiers did not want to fight next to an African American. Many African American soldiers enlisted to get away from segregation and discrimination that was in America, but when they got to the army it was just like home.


Segregation would lead to riots and retaliation some were violent. After one riot the NAACP was created, the organization mostly consisted of African Americans but limeted numbers of whites also joined. The NAACP would raise awareness for crime in an attempt to create anti-lynching laws, unfortunately they were unsuccessful. In 1964 the NAACP along side Martin Luther King Jr. organized non-violent protests that set the stage for the civil rights act ultimately leading to the official end of segregation

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