Boycott Bus boycott & Cesar Chaves

BackGround info

Many african american people were tired of giving up their rights for white people, it all started on December 1955, Montgomery, Alabama when Rosa parks did not give up her seat on the bus. The bus was getting full and the driver demanded that her and 3 other african americans would have to move to the back of the bus, the other 3 moved but she didn’t. She was threatened and fined $10 for not moving and that is how the Bus boycott started.

(Rosa Parks Ladies and Gentlemen --->)

Goal?

To have equal rights, and to stop this madness of being different because of the color of your skin. We may be different on the outside but we were all made the same way and not matter what we are all the same in the inside too.

Who?

Pretty much every african american in Montgomery and some in other cities too. Important people were Martin Luther King JR and one hell of a gal Rosa Parks. They made the higher up people realize what's going on instead of ignoring everything. Especially when it get on the news and rumors start spreading the gov isn't just going to ignore that.

What they had to deal with.

Deal with police, and racist people. They have to deal with going through pain, physically and mentally. One HUGE thing they had to deal with is the KKK. Overcoming this was difficult but they didn't give up, By being themselves and loving their cultural and wanting to be equal, not with violence but with pride.

Cesar Chaves

In 1952, California, Labor workers (non Citizens) weren't getting the treatment they needed. Their working conditions were poor and their pay was also poor. They also dealt with some racism too, so a guy named Cesar Chavez decided to make a move and help his people and to equalize everyone's rights. He made an organization called National Farm Workers Association and this organization was the doorway to a better life but to open this door they had to deal with so many things.

Goal

To improve their working conditions because many of them were getting injured and didn't have good equipment to do the work they needed to do. They also wanted better pay because most of them had families and those families need clothes, food, a roof over their head and without getting paid enough some of those families wont have all of those things to live.

Who

One of the most important people involved was Cesar Chavez and the people. They all went on strike and they all agreed to boycott everything to get the word out. Social media found out and thats when it grew.

What they dealt with

Cesar and his people had many obstacles they had to get through to get what they want. Those obstacles were police brutality, the separation of families, racism, and getting the word out. Dealing with a lot is difficult, they wanted to use violence but they knew that doing that would kill their chances of winning this instead they used words and social media to spread the word, all they have to say is "si se puede" (yes it can). That is what kept them standing, and by becoming as one and working together they could do anything.

What about today?

The event made a huge impacts because it made it on the books! New laws were made because of this and many workers are treated better than before. Effects that are still here are Equal rights, many people started realizing who has power and who doesn't and that is not a good thing. By saying something it caused other workers to have right to this day.

modern inequality

Today there are many unequal problems and impact people today such as non citizen people looking for jobs like some of their lives aren't covered such as insurance and social security is something they don't have. Not having those things could have their families future at risk such as earning money.

how is before and after alike?

Since a lot is going in such as our president being useless, and the Dakota pipeline almost being built, and "BUILD THE WALL" bs. A lot of conflict has been going on ever since. It’s not as bad as before but it still isn't a good thing. Many people going on riots and it can lead to death.

Citations

History.com Staff. (2010). Montgomery Bus Boycott. Retrieved May 01, 2017, from http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/montgomery-bus-boycott?scrlybrkr=f58cdb82

History.com Staff. (2009). Cesar Chavez. Retrieved May 01, 2017, from http://www.history.com/topics/cesar-chavez?scrlybrkr=f58cdb82

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