The Importance Of Events In The Civil Rights Movement

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The events that occurred in Mississippi in 1964 where three civil rights workers were murdered by the Klu Klux Klan is said to be one of the watershed moments in the civil rights movement. It brought a lot of attention to the reality of what was happening in Mississippi. Throughout the U.S., really no one was informed of the incidents happening, Mississippi remained unchanged and was the last frontier in civil rights. Even though blacks were the majority of the population, they weren’t allowed to vote. They were required to go through a literacy test before they could vote which most were denied. In 1961, Bob Moses met with activists which kept growing to change their community and fight for the right to vote. This lead to even more violence…show more content…
When a black person got murdered by someone, it was always overlooked, they found more black mens bodies when they searched for the three civil rights workers, all of which went unnoticed. It was a bold move, but one that was needed to bring attention to Mississippi and the cause they were fighting for. Three events that are critical moments in the civil rights include: On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42 year old black woman, refused to give up her seat on a bus for a white man. She was arrested and convicted of breaking the laws. She appealed the conviction and challenged segregation laws. Brown v. Board of Education, a Supreme Court case in 1954, which declared the segregation of public schools for white and black unconstitutional. In September of 1957 it was tested for the first time when nine black students attended a previous all white school in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, or national origin. This act helped to enforce
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