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Demand for civil rights

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Nancy Morales

on 4 May 2010

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Transcript of Demand for civil rights

Demands for Civil Rights Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas 1951 oliver Brown sued to allow his 8year old daughter into a segregated school.
Thurgood Marshall agrued with Brown against segregation On May 17, 1954 the supreme court ruled "seperate but equal" unconstitutional. Local school boards should move to desegregate. Montgomery Bus Boycott December 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man.
She was arrested for vilolating segregation laws This incident brought about the boycott Resistance in Little Rock Arkansas governor Orval Faubus declared he could not enforce integration President Eisenhower sent the National Gaurd to allow the students in African American Migration After the civil war many African Americans migrated to northern cities. Betweeen
1910 and 1940 the African American population went from 60,000 to 450,000. This also happened in
many big cities. Out of these emerging communities there were many prominent citizen that were doctor lawyer etc The New Deal During the Depression FDR began to court black votes to gain African American support World War II During WWII an increase of labour led to an increase of black in northern cities. The increase
of numbers gave the black communty a considerable voting power in some northern cities. The horros of the Holocaust made people realize the racism and discrimination taking place in the U.S Rise of the NAACP worked hard in courts to challenge segregation laws Thurgood Marshall (Mr. Civil Rights) and his team of lawyers succeeded in winning more than $50 million in higher pay and better educational facilities for black students and teachers. Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player to pay in the MLB. He paved the way for other African Americans to play in professional sports. People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day.- … No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.— Rosa Parks, 1995 Other Voices of Protest African Americans were not the only minority group that demanded equal rights after WWII. Mexican Americans and Native Americans struggled in the 1950's A funeral home in Texas refused to bury Felix Longoria, a World War II veteran who had died in the Philippines. Protest from the Mexican American community led to his burial at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Organizations like the Asociación Nacional México-Americana and the Community Service Organization found that peaceful could slowly bring about the results they desired. The government owned Native American reservations and the conditions were terrible . Policy of "termination" were when the reservations would be eliminated in order for the native americans to join the Americn lifestyle and society.
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