Civil Rights Movement of 1950's

"The black revolution is much more than a struggle for the rights of Negroes. It is interrelated...racism, poverty, militarism and imperialism. Evils that are deeply rooted in the whole structure of our society." — Martin Luther King

Jim Crow laws, lynchings, segregtion, Ku Klux Klan, racism, brutality, lack of rights, opression and poverty were all everyday struggles for African Americans. Ever since we brought the slaves to America African Americans have been enslaved. The civil war and the freeing of the slaves only broke the literal chains leaving the social restraints still in place creating an impossible atomosphere for sucess. During the 1950's revolution became apart of the daily life of African American's, freedom was no longer a dream it was a demand. This movement started to peak in the 1950's. This movement was not just for African Americans, white men and women were also helping to advocate for the rights of African Americans. Citizens of America were coming together to overcome oppression through legal means, negotiations, petitions and non-violent demonstrations. Through such means Brown V. Topeka Board of Education, which outlawed seprate but equal,  led to legislation that stated  schools no longer had the ability to be segregated. This led to the advocates of civil rights to demand for the abolition of segregation all together. Which led to bus boycotts led by Rosa Parks, Sit-ins and other non-violent movements for equality. These radical acts that began to peak in the 1950's went all the way into the 60's. It was a war against injustice.

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