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Civil right katherine torres
Updated: 4/17/2020
Civil right katherine torres
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  • Dec. 1, 1955: Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her resistance ignited a year-long Montgomery bus boycott.
  • Get out of the seat!
  • Why should I give you my seat?
  • There were many ways to protest such as Boycott, where people refuseto buy or use certain goods. Sitting down in a public place and refusing to move. Civil Disobedience refusal to obey a law. Marches for their cause. Using violence to promote "black power"
  • Aug. 28, 1963: Around 250,000 people participated in The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream” speech as the closing address in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
  • ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’”
  • April 4, 1968:Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated on the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray is convicted of the murder in 1969.
  • April 11, 1968: President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, providing equal housing opportunity regardless of race, religion or national origin.
  • 2008: Barack Obama was the first African American to be elected U.S. president.
  • This is your victory!
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