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BC: A man who won't die for something is not fit to live. -Martin Luther King, Jr. Each person must live their life as a model for others. -Rosa Parks A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. -Malcolm X

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1: PLessy Homer Plessy was arrested, because he sat in a white train box section instead of sitting in the African American section box. Even though He was not fully African American, and when he was in court he said it was a violation of the thirteen and fourteenth amendment. | Ferguson Judge Furguson ruled Homer Plessy guilty. Furguson ruled that it was unconstitutional to do that between states,because the White cars were nicer than the African Americans cars. This time furguson ruled him guilty,since it was inside one state.

2: The Brown vs. Board of Education started in 1951. When fourteen parents tried to get their kids into a white only school. They would not let them in, because they were black. They tried to get help from the NAACP to go against them ,but they lost at state level. Once the court used Plessy vs. Ferguson as a example. They lost.

3: On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King jr. led a march at Washington D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial, because of the discrimination and lack of jobs for African Americans, Minorities, and Women. He talked about not just the African Americans, Minorities, and Women rights, but he talked about everyone as equal.

4: On December 1, 1955 a seamstress Rosa Parks would not give up her to a white person, so they arrested her. She was fined for not following city ordinance. What she did was a symbol for equality. | Rosa Parks

5: Civil Rights Act of 1964 In President Kennedy campaign he said he would pass a CIvil Rights act,but congress was deciding about the act even while his assassination. Discrimination in companies, community land,and any place illegal. It also tried to get black people able to vote, but the legislation didn,t let it | Voting Rights Act of 1965 President Lyndon B Johnson sogned the Voting Rights Act August 6, 1965. Poll taxes, literacy tests were things that kept African Americans from voting, they were made illegal. After that a quarter of a million African Americans were voting.

6: Four girls at sunday school were killed by a bomb placed by a man on the steps of the church. Their names were Addie, Carole, Cynthia, and Denise. Governor George Wallace of Alabama. A member of the Klu KLux KLan Robert Chambliss was said to place the bomb on the steps by a witness. | 16th Street Bombing



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