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How did non-violent tactics produce change for the civil rights movement?

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Suzy Railly 11Bh How did non-violent tactics produce change for the civil rights movement? There had been a long history of non-violent resistance to racism in the U.S.A. One of the aims of the NAACP was to try and end segregation in education. It appealed to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled that segregation was acceptable, but only if black and white schools were equal. ...read more.

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However, the non-violent protest eventually led to the integration of transport when black people refused to use the buses. Martin Luther King supported although he was subjected to harassment. Again, non-violent protest was met with aggression, but the bus company gave in. Black and white 'Freedom Riders' sat next to each other in the Deep South although non-violent themselves, they were beaten up. President Kennedy sent U.S. ...read more.

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Martin Luther King explained what had happened in Montgomery and his views on non-violence in 'Stride Toward Freedom'; this was to have a lot of influence. Students who were attacked because of their sit in at a restaurant in Woolworths followed Luther King's teaching of non-violence. At sit-ins all over the South, this tactic was adopted. Sit-ins ended segregation in 26 southern cities. Sit-ins were also successful against segregation in public parks, swimming pools, theatres, libraries and churches, museums and beaches. Non-violence was again successful but it had taken time. ...read more.

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