Civil Rights Movement cause

In the history of the United States there have been many social changes that have occurred. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s was one of the most significant and important for the equality of all people. Since the abolition of slavery in 1863, there had been a continuous conflict between the races of people who live in the United States. Rights were violated on a consistent basis, purely because of the color of that person’s skin. The Civil Rights Movement flared to life due to the fearlessness of many colored folk, laws being passed and protest of standing up for human rights.
Rosa Parks, born in 1913, is sometimes called the mother of the freedom movement because of her role on the Montgomery Bus Boycott. She refused to give up her seat to a white man on the bus and was taken to jail as a result. She spent a year fighting this in the courts. Another, very commonly known activist, so thatwe have a holiday in remembrance, is Martin Luther King Jr. MLK was a leader in the civil rights movement. He was a Baptist minister and believed in nonviolent change. He helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and the March on Washington in 1963. In his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, he called for equality for all people. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” (King) A third very important character in the movement is Ruby Bridges, who was born in 1954. She was the first African America child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South. She had people line up by the school doors, calling her names and making threats. She was the only student in her class because other parents pulled their children out of school. Although these three made a huge impact in the Civil Rights Movement and are remembered the most today, so many other both white and black, spoke out and did something to create the equality we have today….