When Rosa Parks was arrested on December 1st, 1955, people were outraged. Hence, the establishment of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The MBB was a 13 month long protest that caused the Supreme Court to rule segregation on buses as unconstitutional.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 & 24th Amendment 1964
On September 3rd, 1957, Little Rock High School obtained national attention all around the states. The Governor of Arkansas, known as Orval Faubus, prevented African American students from entering the high school, by blocking the front doors, sided by National Guards.
Selma Alabama March 1964
Freedom Rides were an example of non-violent protesting that assisted in the allowage of African Americans to be able to sit at lunch counters and eat without any segregation among the counters. The Freedom Riders all rode in a bus, that were mostly consisted of college students.
Voting Rights Act of 1965 1965
On January 23, 1964, the 24th amendment prevented anyone charging a poll tax, which puts a stop from any government official charging voters to vote. It also outlawed discrimination, solely based on religion, race, or gender.
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
The Selma Alabama march was apart of a Civil Rights act. The Civil Rights workers tried to protest with non-violence, and ended up meeting with resistance. They fought for their right to continue to protest, by marching to Montgomery.
The Voting Rights Act eliminated state laws that prevented African Americans' right to vote. Giving freedom to vote to all African Americans. The Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.