-was born January 15th, 1929. -was co-pastor of a Baptist Church. -attended segregated public schools in Georgia. -became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama - boycott lasted 382 days December 21, 1956, after the Supreme Court had declared unconstitutional the laws requiring segregation on buses. -During the days of boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, he was subjected to personal abuse - even after all this happened he emerged as a Negro leader. -King traveled over six million miles, spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action. -meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles.
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African American leaders organized a march on Washington, D.C. so that they could build a support system for the civil rights movement. 200,000 and more gathered at Lincoln Memorial August 28, 1963. Lots of Musicians and speakers from different backgrounds had participated. 74-year-old A. Philip Randolph was the leader of the march. He had testified for civil rights. Some of the other people that spoke there were... SNCC's John Lewis and Rabbi Joachim Prinz of American Jewish Congress.
The act was designed to band discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It outlawed discrimination in public accommodations and gave the Justice Department authority to bring lawsuits to help enforce school desegregation. Helped to allow for equal voting rights, it also removed some registration restrictions
Freedom Riders were civil rights activists that rode interstate buses into segregated southern United States, they did that to test the United States Supreme Court decisions. The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, and was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on May 17. Freedom Riders set out to challenge status quo by riding various forms of public transportation in the South to challenge local laws or customs that had enforced segregation. They provoked violent reactions. Supported the credibility of the American Civil Rights Movement and called national attention to violent disregard for a law that was used to enforce segregation in southern United States. Riders were arrested for trespassing, unlawful assembly, and violating state and local Jim Crow laws, along with other offenses. Riders followed close on dramatic sit-ins against segregated lunch counters conducted by students and youth throughout the South and boycotts began in 1960. Freedom Riders' rights were not enforced. Their actions were considered criminal acts throughout the South. The Rider's last ride took place with their arrival in Mississippi, their journey ended with imprisonment for exercising their legal rights in interstate travel. Other arrests took place in diferent Southern cities.
Was a Northern- based civil rights group that had hoped to launch a new nonviolent protest against racial discrimination. Dec. 1960 Supreme Court ruled that segregation in facilities like a bus station that served interstate travelers was illegal. CORE leaders had planned to send a group of Freedom RIders on the bus trips through the south. The group hoped that they would draw attention to the violations of the Supreme Court ruling.
At sit- ins different demonstrators protest by sitting down in a certain location and refuse to leave. April 1960 50,000+ more students, African American and white, got involved with the sit- in protests.
50,000 students both black and white were involved in sit- in protests. An association of student activists from through the south. White response to the sit- ins had tested the students' commitment to nonviolence. Whites taunted demonstrators, and dumped food and drinks on them. The harassment turned into physical attacks, demonstrators received little to no assistance from the local authorities. After an angry mob beat nonviolence protesters in Tennessee. Police ended confrontation by arresting protesters. Despite incidents, protesters remained committed. Tactic proved effective. After this many restaurants and other eating places across south had been integrated .
After the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Civil rights leaders went and met in Alanta to talk about a future strategy. The group had decided ti expand the Montgomery Improvement Association(MIA) into the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The SCLC is an alliance of African American church organizations dedicated to stopping discrimination. Martin Luther King Jr. was in charge of the organization. SCLC pleaged to us the Nonviolence Resistance in their protests. The Nonviolent resistance required that the protesters must not resort to using violence, even when others are attacking them. King had called it confronting " the forces of hate with the power of love."
Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15th, 1929. He was co-pastor of a Baptist Church. Martin attended segregated public schools in Georgia. Then became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. King was involved in a boycott that lasted 382 days. December 21, 1956, after the Supreme Court had declared unconstitutional the laws requiring segregation on buses. During the days of boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, he was subjected to personal abuse. even after all this happened he came out as a Negro leader. King traveled over six million miles, spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action. meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles.