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Martin Luther King Jr.

The Black Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 60s was a political, legal and social struggle of the black Americans to gain full citizenship rights and to achieve racial equality. The black struggle for Civil Rights was very hard. No group in America has or has had more difficulty assimilating into the American Culture.

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Segregation was started by white American southerners to separate everything between the blacks and the whites. It was also knows as the “Jim Crow” system and became common to the southern. Everything possible was separated between the blacks and the whites; schools, toilet, transportation, restaurants were all separated, the blacks were poorly funded compared to the whites (Branch 72). The black people tried to fight discrimination against them whenever possible. The most significant one during the early 50s was the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama led by Martin Luther King.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was told to give up her seat on a city bus to a white person (Hampton 13). When she refuses, she was arrested which caused protest by the black community. Martin Luther King at that time was president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, which organized the protest. These activities rights, civil, king, black, march, blacks, martin, luther, movement, alabama, after, racial, president, over, equality, whites, selma, segregation, jr, white, voting, vote, southern, rev, protest, possible, political, national, montgomery, law, government, full, fight, discrimination, came

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