Civil Right Movement

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Civil Rights Movement in USA

Throughout history, the coloured race were never looked at the same therefore not treated the same as the white people were. The majority of this discrimination occurred in the United States of America and Australia. Australia was involved in the conquering of the land by the British and to breed out of the black race, similar events took place in USA. The discrimination was resolved by the Civil Rights Movement during the mid-1950's which was a mass protest by the coloured races to prevent racial segregation in some southern states of the United States. The campaign was set out to completely stop racial segregation and provide equality to the coloured race, and live in peace among the whites. The methods that were used during the Civil Rights movement were mainly protesting, lobbying and boycotting. These methods proved useful as the Montgomery bus boycott was the main basis around the campaign.

The Montgomery bus boycott occurred on December 1955 on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks a NAACP activist refused to give up her seat to a white man and was arrested due to the segregation laws. This event inspired a mass protest and the blacks boycotted the buses of Montgomery and did not use them. The boycott supporters chose a Baptist minister by the name Martin Luther King Jr to lead a new group called the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA). Martin Luther King was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 1950's through to his assassination in 1968. He was a key factor is the country changing its laws to end racial segregation. He made several speeches but is famous today for his "I have a dream" speech in Washington in 1963 was his most influential and reflected...