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Civil Rights in the United States of America has been an issue since it was created, and has been a major problem in other nations as well. Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid revolutionary, activist Rosa Parks, considered the first-lady of civil rights, and Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spokesperson and leader of the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s-1960s, are three people who have made an impact for the better treatment and equality of people.Martin Luther King Jr Born on Jerry 15th 1924. His family was involved with the church his father was his grandfather was the pastor as well as father. He studied theology at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of the mostly white class. He went to Boston University and got his doctorate. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr was a Sent to Jail on Good Friday, he was sent to jail because he wanted to change the way African Americans were being treated. King wrote the Letters From Birmingham, it was during the Civil Rights Movement. The letter was directed toward a group of white church men who later wrote a letter addressing the African Americans to stop supporting Kings efforts. The clergy men were questioning everything King was doing. Martin Luther King never stopped despite the back lash. Martin Luther King the nonviolent protests he had a hand in starting the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington 1963. His famous speech “I have a Dream” spoken at the March on Washington, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal”. This quote means a lot about  who and what King defended. 
Rosa Parks was an advid protester in the civil rights movement. She was from Tuskegee Alabama where racism was high. December 1, 1955, Parks didn’t want to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery. There were segregation laws in place at the time, it did not allow blacks to go anywhere near whites or use facilities that whites used.  The law also says that African Americans had to stay in the back of the bus and whites in the front.  Rosa Parks did not want to get up out of her seat and let a white person sit. She was later arrested. Martin Luther King lead boycott, called the Montgomery Bus Boycott. It was sparked after Rosa Parks was convicted of break the segregation laws. This was the most successful movement against racial segregation. After this the city of Montgomery  had to get rid of the law of bus segregation.  Rosa Parks gave light to the serration laws that some of the country was blind to. Some of her awards that she received were, Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bill Clinton, Congressional Gold Medal and  Golden Plate Award, Spingarn Medal; she also had a change to meet Nelson Mandela. 
Some of the racial laws that were in place during the civil rights were Brown V. Board of Education. This law made it so that African American could not go to school at the same place as Whites. The Supreme Court said this was just because it was “separate but equal”. This was not the case for many laws like education. There were laws about  drinking fountains, libraries, restaurants, transportation and even later voting. But in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed law that allows blacks to vote. A law that ended the serration was the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It banned discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion or national origin. This is deemed to be one of the best accomplishments of the civil rights movement.
People wanted to change the way African American were being treated. Some of those people was the group Little Group Nine. These were a group of nine teens who were courageous enough attend Little Rock High School. They wanted to challenge the Brown v. Board of Education. Angry people stood outside the school and tried to prevent the students from going to school. Later President Dwight D. Eisenhower helped the students out by sending police to escort them into school. Ruby Bridges was the first African American student to attended a white elementary school. From the movie, you can see people throwing things, yelling, and making threats. Parents even too their own children out of that school because they did not want them to go to a school with an African American. 

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