The Civil Right Movements

27 Jan

The Civil Rights Movement:

When did civil rights movement start?

The Civil Rights movement began on December 1, 1955, a black seamstress, refused to cooperate with a segregation law. As she boarded a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama, she took a seat in the designated “black” rows in the back. When the bus filled up she was asked to move so that a white man could have her spot. She refused to give the man her seat and was then arrested. This event sparked what would become a national movement of resistance to racial segregation (separation of black people from white people) and discrimination. Local black leaders organized around Parks with Baptist minister Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968) as their leader.

What was Civil Right Movements about?

The African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) refers to the movements in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against Africaan Americans and restoring voting rights in Southern states.

State some of the significant incidents that took place in the civil rights movements:

~March on Washington D.C for freedom and jobs
~President Truman creating his 10-point civil rights program

Which American President supported the civil rights movement?

The bill was called for by President John F. Kennedy in his civil rights speech of June 11, 1963, in which he asked for legislation “giving all Americans the right to be served in facilities which are open to the public—hotels, restaurants, theaters, retail stores, and similar establishments,” as well as “greater protection for the right to vote.”


In what way is the Civil RIghts Movement related to the novel?

Ans: The Civil Rights Movement and To Kill a Mockingbird both involves discrimination towards the black-people. The Civil Rights Movement was established to stop discrimination to other race or religion. In to kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson, a black person, was faced with discrimination by a lady who claimed that she was molested but was not true.

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