Rosa Parks's Fight To The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Movement is an organization that fights to reach a very significant goal: to end racial discrimination in every community once and for all. The movement began in 1954 when the Supreme Court ruled on the case, Brown vs. Board of Education. The court decided to assist the blacks by settling an agreement that segregation was unconstitutional in public schools. A revised version of the American Constitution declared:

"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws..." 1

Emmett Till was a young, rebellious African-American Chicagoan who had been murdered brutally by two white male Mississippians, Roy Bryant and his half brother J.W. Milam, after he had
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Other blacks, such as Eldridge Cleaver, Anne Moody, Joy Ladner, Sam Block, and Muhammad Ali, took consideration of his cry for justice.

Rosa Parks, as mentioned earlier in the essay, was another protester of the civil rights movement who fought segregation by denying to give up her bus seat for a white man. Her reasoning was that she was fed up with the abuse that she and her fellow blacks were forced to endure.

"People have said over the years that the reason I did not give up my seat was because I was tired. I did not think of being physically tired. My feet were not hurting. I was tired in a different way. I was tired of seeing so many men treated as boys and not called by their proper names or titles. I was tired of seeing children and women mistreated and disrespected because of the color of their skin. I was tired of Jim Crow laws, of legally enforced racial segregation."

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