Black Americans In The 1950's

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In the 1950's blacks in america started to see the need for change. They wanted to be seen as equal with white citezens. More and more blacks began to speak up about their civil rights and take action. they did this through using non-violent protests like boycotts sit ins and freedom rides. A young Black girl called Linda Brown had to walk miles and miles through a railroad switchyard every day to get to her black elementary school because she was not allowed at the white elementary school that was only seven blocks away. Because she was refused enrollment in the white school her parents and other black families decided to contact the NAACP and request an injunction that would ban segregation in public schools. They took the case to the
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