Civil Rights Movement . in an Uncivil Society. The struggle for the civil rights of Black Americans began long before what we usually consider the modern Civil Rights Movement.
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in an Uncivil Society
During the Reconstruction period (after the Civil War) key laws were created to guarantee the end of slavery and establish legal equality for Blacks.
Homer Plessy, a 30-yr-old ‘colored’ shoemaker was jailed for sitting in the white car of a train in Louisiana.
"There comes a time when people get tired of being kicked around by the brutal feet of oppression."
To white racists: “We will not hate you, but we cannot obey your unjust laws.”
1961 Freedom Rides – CORE members and college students from the North traveled by bus to southern states to test the 1960 Supreme Court decision banning segregation