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Montgomery bus boycott
Transcript of Montgomery bus boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott began on December 1, 1955. That was the day when the blacks of Montgomery, Alabama, decided that they would boycott the city buses until they were allowed to sit wherever they wanted, instead of being demoted to the back when a white boarded.
Rosa Parks and the NAACP were responsible for these event. This was a non-violent event, because the African American protest peacefully by not riding the buses and just taking other methods of transportation. The boycott had a significant impact and one year later the Supreme Court eliminated the law.
Formation of Black Panthers
The Black Panthers were formed in 1966 and they played a little but important portion in the civil rights movement. They considered that the non-violent campaign of Martin Luther King had been unsuccessful and any assured changes to their life through the 'traditional' civil rights movement, would take too long to be applied or basically not presented.
The founders of the Black Panther Party were Huey Percy Newton and Bobby Seale. They addressed for a "revolutionary war" although they considered themselves part of African-American party, they were eager to speak out for all those who were burdened from whatever subgroup. They used violence to get what they wanted.
The Watts Riot erupted for six days and caused more than forty million dollars value of property damage was both the largest and priciest urban uprising of the Civil Rights era.
The riot urged from an episode on August 11, 1965 when Marquette Frye, an adolescent African American driver, was pulled over and detained by Minikus, a white Patrolman, for doubt of driving while drunk. it was a very violent rebellion because of all the damages it caused.