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Civil Rights Acts of 1959 and the 1960

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emilee lewis

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of Civil Rights Acts of 1959 and the 1960

The Civil Rights Acts of the 1950's and 1960's Freedom Riders
Montgomery Bus Boycott The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 Brown v. Board of Education The Supreme Court unanimously voted against segragation in schooling saying it was a violation of the 14th Amendment. The Supreme Court decisions on banning segregated seating on interstate bus routes was tested. A bus trip across the south and they were promoting civil rights. They provoked action to convince the president to enforce the law. It started with a little girl and how she had to go to a black school that was 21 blocks away when the white school was only 4 blocks. Everyone was mixed about the decision of this court case. Rosa Parks, a NAACP officer made an impact by not giving up her seat to a white man when the bus driver ordered her to give up her seat and was arrested by the police. Jo Ann Robinson wrote a letter to the mayor of Montgomery, Alabama asking that bus drivers no longer be allowed to force riders in the color section to give up their seat to whites. The African American community formed the Montgomery Improvement Association to organize a boycott, Martin Luther King Jr. lead the group. Prohibited discrimination of race, religion, national origin, and gender in public places. provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal. This document was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. Enlarged federal power to protect voting rights and speed up school desegregation. Established Equal Employment Opportunity Commision to esure fair treatment in employment.
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