The Lucy Case Study

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The Civil Rights Movements had a major impact on many southern states that were stubborn to the change of integration. The people of the state resisted change, especially in the schools system, they believe they was moving face… stating that you can’t end 300 years of prejudice overnight. The Lucy case was about a young African-American entering an all-white Alabama University in effort to desegregate the schools. Even though her case was won, the resistance and riots cause difficulty for her to attend the school. It also provided momentum for other southern rioters to continue, if violence would deter African-American’s to enter their schools, they would continue to use that method. President Eisenhower, at the time of desegregating school …show more content…
There was one black female student that was eventually tired of the harassment and retaliated. Because she poured chili on a white male student that was harassing her, she was put out of school. Her retaliation was not expected by the whites, but the blacks applauded. Central High School was integrated but it lacked acknowledging the success of black students. To combat integration, Governor Faubus, who won his third term decided to close all schools. This method was also adopted by the state of Virginia. They called it unyielding rejection of integration. The federal court was also unyielding, but who paid the price were the black students because during court trials the schools were still closed. Six years of fighting desegregation and it still continue to happen throughout the late 1900’s. Mississippi was the most segregated state that the governor made announcements of threats if blacks tried to integrate the schools. Ole Miss was the most prestige university in that city and was the first to be challenge to …show more content…
The will to fight back and fight for rights that every citizen of America should have was detrimental during this time. The people of southern states wanted segregation; they wanted time to desegregate since it was a federal law. The governors of these states wanted to maintain their way of life but the blacks deserve the same equal right of other citizens. The states were determined to defy the federal law. The Civil Rights Movement was a very political and social movement, without both interacting it would not have been

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