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CIVIL RIGHTS ACT By Valin
Transcript of CIVIL RIGHTS ACT By Valin
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Martin Luther King Gave His Famous "I Have A Dream" Speech.
"I HAVE A DREAM"-Martin Luther King
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was one of the major events in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. It signaled that a peaceful protest could result in the changing of laws to protect the equal rights of all people regardless of race.
Fifty-two years ago today, on August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., where he addressed a crowd of more than 250,000 civil rights supporters and called for an end to the total racism that had become widespread to the country.
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
What Was The Civil Rights Act?
Before The Boycott
The African-American Civil Rights Movement was a continuing fight for racial quality that took over 100 years! The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or national origin, is considered one of the highest legislative achievements of the civil rights movement.
Before 1955, segregation between the races was common in the south. This meant that public areas such as schools, rest rooms, water fountains, and restaurants had separate areas for black people and white people. This was also true of public transportation such as buses and trains. There were areas where black people could sit and other areas where white people could sit.
CIVIL RIGHTS ACT