Blacks start a march towards Montgomery, trying to gain voting rights. Unfortunately they are stopped at Pettus Bridge by a police blockade. Many blacks get hospitalised as police brutally attack them. Blacks were given the right to vote 5 months later.
Four black students sat in an area reserved for 'whites only' in the Greensboro Woolworths store in North Carolina. They were sitting there until the store closed, as the staff would not serve them until they moved. They wanted to gain equal rights for Negroes and whites. The sit-ins continued daily and eventually spread and gained more people, all wanting racial equality.
It started with Rosa Parks, a black seamstress who boarded the Montgomery city busline and refused to follow the law and move when a white man was left seatless. She did not move after the bus drivers many attempts to make her. In the end the bus driver called the police and Parks was arrested. This arrest sparked blacks to fight against the segregation of buses. 50 000 blacks were called to protest and boycott the city buses on this day.
Linda Brown was an 8 year old girl who had to walk 21 blocks to get to her school for only blacks. Her father, Oliver Brown, and many other parents of black children were not happy with this. They did not like that white children often got a better education as their schools could afford better text books, PE gear, art supplies and qualified teachers, so they organised a protest. When this failed, Brown decided to go to the highest court in the land - The US Supreme Court. Brown won and schools eventually became integrated.