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How successful had the Civil Rights movements been by the late 1960's?

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3.) How successful had the Civil Rights movements been by the late 1960's? There were many successes in the Civil Rights movement; The Linda Brown case was one of the many successes. Linda Brown was a young black American, she had to walk 20 blocks from her house to school even though there was a local school just down the road. Her dad decided to take the Board of Education to court, but he lost. Then with the help of the NAACP, Oliver Brown (Linda's father) appealed. In the end the case of Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education reached the supreme court of the United States of America Chief Justice Earl Warren announced that the Constitution was 'colour blind'. ...read more.

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Black people in Little Rock took Faubus to court and he ordered to remove the troopers. President Eisenhower then sent 1,000 paratroopers to Little Rock to protect the black children. After all this had happened integration was speeded up in some towns. The Bus Boycott A lady called Rosa Parks got on a bus from her work in Montgomery, Alabama. As she was black she had to sit at the back of the bus, soon the bus became crowded and a white man got on the bus and demanded that Rosa should give up her seat for him. Rosa refused and was taken by the police. As she was the secretary of the NAACP news spread across Montgomery so quick. One of Rosa's friends rang the Baptist minister (Martin Luther King) for advice. ...read more.

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Black people would catch buses to southern bus stations and then try to use 'whites only' services. Sometimes they were beaten. Robert Kennedy sent around 500 marshals to protect a group of Freedom Riders that set off from Montgomery. But they were attacked. Then finally Robert Kennedy got the Interest Commission to end segregation on buses and rail stations and also at airports. Civil Rights Bill. Kennedy announced that he was asking Congress to pass a civil Rights Bill that would make all forms of discrimination in public illegal. Politicians such as George Wallace promised they would fight the Bill all the way. Civil Rights had a very weird feeling that the Congress would not pass the Bill. They organised one of the biggest demonstration in American history. In August nearly 500,000 people were led to the Lincoln Memorial, and Martin Luther King. Debora Da Silva 11BR 09/05/2007 ...read more.

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