Friday, December 22, 2017

This Is Some Of The Unknown African American Civil Rights Movement Facts

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By Catherine Graham

In the past, people segregated African Americans. They were seen as an important lee race, and they were treated poorly in all aspects of life. However, the fight for equality started taking place in the 1950s and 1960s. They took about a decade, but they finally paid off. In the middle of the twentieth century, there was still a lot of violence against black people. Below are some of the few African American civil rights movement facts.

In the 1940s African Americas worked on firms and were given all of the odd jobs. This was a few years before the beginning of world war two. The black people were not even allowed to join the military. In 1941 black people threatened to march into Washington DC if the job market was not made fare for everyone. The then president allowed different jobs for all races.

Rosa Parks was the first ever black American to resist the Montgomery bus system. This was a system that required the black people to seat at designated seats at the back of the bus. However, in 1955, Rosa defied this law. She took one of the seats in front of the bus and refused to get up even after a white man got on the bus and could not find a seat. She got arrested.

Segregation had spread even into learning institutions. The black people were not allowed into the white people schools. The supreme court, however, did away with this law and most of the schools started inviting black schools. Nine students were to attend central high school but were met by a guard and an angry mob upon arrival. They came back two weeks later and were allowed inside.

In 1960 black people were not allowed to eat in the same places as the white people. Four students went into the wool worths lunch counter and refused to leave until they would be served. The next day, hundreds of other black people joined in the cause. The demonstrations carried on for days until the lunch counters some them too. The four students were the first to be served at the place they first stood their ground.

In 1963, Philip Rudolph, Martin Luther King, and Bayard Rustin arranged for a peaceful demonstration in Washington DC. The demonstration contained of up to two hundred thousand people, both black and white a show of unity amongst the people of both races. The peak of the speech was when Luther delivered his famous speech. It generated a popular slogan that has lasted years later.

At some point, 600 hundred people walked in protest after a white police officer killed a black human activist. The people matched towards the state of Alabama but were barred at Edmund Pettus bridge by the state police. They insisted on trying to get through, but they were beaten up and tear gas thrown at them. They were later rushed to the hospital.

By 1957, all Americans had the right to vote. This was however made difficult for the people in the southern states. They were required literacy that was confusing and at times and at others impossible, so they always failed.

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