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.
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