Civil Rights in the 1950s (montegomery bus (consequence (showd through…
Civil Rights in the 1950s
Rosa Parks refused to move from her seat on a bus for a white man.
Organised a bus boycott, black people walked
MLK, an avid blsk rights protester heard about incedient
showd through peace civil rights could be achieved.
black people given rights to sit on buses
inspired more people especially young people to stand up for themsleves
brown vs topeka
Segregation of black and white schools resulted in most black schools having less funding, less resources than the white schools. This led to black students having worst educations giving them a bad start
Oliver Brown challenged the Topeka court's Plessy vs Ferguson Laws stating that black and white schools were 'Separate but equal'
His case was rejected but the NAACP (national association for the advancement of coloured people) convinced him to try once more at the supreme court
on the 17th may 1954 the supreme court ruled that all public schools were to be integrates as a result of browns win.
sgregation deemed unconstitutional among all schools
all public achools to be integrated
proved civil rights could be achieved through legal non violent acts
ruling didnt give date for integration
most southern schools ignored this
KKK re emerged
little rock arkansas didnt do anything to integrate bitter resistance
supreme courth ruled in 67 that governer Orval Faubus had to let 9 students attend a white high school
faubus bcked down when eisenhower sent federal troops to protect student. Fed troops stayed 6 weeks
faubus ordered state troops to prevent students going to school as he "could not guarantee safty"
students resisted protests and assaults continued to attend
students graduated from the school with good grades, proving black people could be just as successful