Civil Rights Movement Project
The March on Washington took place in 1963 and was one of the key events in the Civil Rights Movement.
It was the largest rally ever held in the United States with over 200,000 participants and helped pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
This is also where Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a citywide boycott that was suggested on December 1st, 1955 by Martin Luther King Jr after Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat.
Instead of using the city bus to get around, people walked around. This cost the city a lot of money. It went on for over a year.
The Montgomery Boycott was extremely effective. The Supreme Court later ruled that segregated buses were unconstitutional. This was a big step in the right direction for the Civil Rights Movement.
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