- The Montgomery Bus Boycott-
- When did it happen?: December 5, 1955 – December 20, 1956 (1 year and 15 days)
- Goal: to grant the right of free seating for those of color
- Who is Rosa Parks?: Rosa Parks denied a white man of her seat on December 1st, 1955. She and Claudette Colvin were arrested for standing up for their constitutional right.
- Was is it successful?: Yes, after one year and fifteen days, the bus system was legally integrated in the Montgomery county.
This is a rally led by MarketBasket employees, which was part of a boycott which lasted from June to August of 2014. The boycott was a result of the board of directors firing President/CEO Arthur Demoulas. The boycott concluded when the board agreed to sell their shares to Arthur Demoulas. Similarly to the civil rights. Works Cited: "Mayor Mitchell Supports Market Basket Protests and Boycott." 1420 WBSM. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2017.
- Claudette Colvin:
- Born on September 5th, 1939.
- Grew up in Montgomery, Alabama.
- Violently refused to give up her seat on a bus after police, the driver, and white people aboard demanded her to.
- He story was considered by the NCAAP as an argument for the civil rights for all. However it was denied because he community thought of her as "feisty".
- She was looked down upon by her school after being impregnated by a married man.
- She was part of the Montgomery Bus Boycott after Rosa Parks was arrested.
This famous speech was spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It took place in Washington DC in front of Capital Monument. The famous phrase, "I have a dream" was based from this very speech. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a reverend who led the Civil Rights Movement in the 50's/60's before his death.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." - This speech became very famous after the March on Washington. This showed that he anticipated that his children will be accepted in society someday despite the color of their skin
"That Justice is a blind goddess
Is a thing to which we black are wise:
Her bandage hides two festering sores
That once perhaps were eyes." - Langston Hughes. This quote describes how the justice system has been interrupted and effected based on individual's beliefs toward someone based off of their looks. This quote also suggests that if were blinded when dealing with justice, then more good and better decisions would be made.
This newspaper article reports about MLK's death. It is written in a way to show no remorse. It names him as "negro leader" there is not much respect for him.