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  • Civil Rights Movement

    Posted by Aarush on June 24, 2024 at 10:29 am

    What were the major events of the Civil Rights Movement?

    Amrapali replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Amrapali

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    The Civil Rights Movement was a decades-long struggle by African Americans to end racial discrimination and achieve full civil rights and equal opportunity under the law. Here are some of the major events and milestones of the Civil Rights Movement:

    • The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956) – This 13-month protest against segregation on public buses in Montgomery, Alabama, was sparked by the arrest of Rosa Parks for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger. The boycott led to the desegregation of Montgomery’s bus system.

    • The Little Rock Nine (1957) – Nine African American students enrolled at the previously all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, facing violent opposition from segregationists. President Eisenhower sent federal troops to protect the students and ensure their right to attend the school.

    • The March on Washington (1963) – Over 200,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C. where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, calling for racial equality and justice.

    • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 – This landmark legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and required equal access to public places and employment.

    • The Voting Rights Act of 1965 – This act prohibited racial discrimination in voting, removing barriers that had prevented many African Americans from exercising their right to vote.

    • The Fair Housing Act of 1968 – This act prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin or sex.

    The Civil Rights Movement ultimately led to the dismantling of the Jim Crow system of racial segregation and discrimination, though the struggle for true equality continues to this day.

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