The Civil Rights Movement 1954-1968

The civil rights movement was a national effort made by African Americans and their supporters In the 1950s and 1960s to eliminate segregation and gain equal rights

Rosa parks was one of the known leaders of the civil rights. She refused to give up her seat to a white passenger and stood up for her rights

Rosa parks went to jail for only a day for standing up for her rights in 1955. The courts convicted her as disorderly conduct four days after her arrest.

Martin Luther King jr led the civil rights movement from the mid 1960s until his assassination in 1968.

In 1963 jr was arrested in Alabama because he was protesting with others about the treatment of blacks

1965-1968 a lot of acts happened. Voting rights acts of 1965, immigration and nationality services act of 1965, and the fair housing act of 1968

This is one of the movements. White and Colored had separate things. The white had more Privileged things, more nicer things. While the colored people was the most poorly treated

More thann 200,000 people came to see and watch Martin Luther kings speech "I have a dream" talking about how all men need equal rights

After his speech the civil rights movement was over with

Officially on 1968 the civil rights was signed and that means all the acts they had no longer people had to follow

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