Peaceful Protests

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  • Created on: 06-01-13 15:01
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  • Peaceful Protest
    • Montgomery Bus Boycott
      • 1955-1956
        • desegregation on buses
      • Figures
        • MLK
          • peaceful - inspiration  from gandhi
          • Founded SCLC
          • Launched his career
        • Rosa Parks
          • Sat on white seats on a bus december 1955
            • sparked the campaign
      • Highlighted blacks ecomonic power
        • Bus revenue fell $250,000
      • demonstrated effectiveness of peaceful protest + legal action
      • 85% unity in black community
      • gained media attention
    • Little Rock
      • 1954 Brown ruling
        • 9 black students tried to enroll in all white school
        • established segregation in school illegal
          • De jure change led to little de facto change
      • Figures
        • Eisenhower
          • Forced intervention
            • sent national guard to protect students
            • forced to defends the movement
        • Orval Faubus
          • Govenor of Arkansas
          • prevented students with white mob and national guard
            • 9 black students tried to enroll in all white school
          • closed all schools in little rock
            • claimed desegregation would lead to racist violence
      • gained media attention
      • 1957
  • NAACP Browder v Gayle court case - successful
    • demonstrated effectiveness of peaceful protest + legal action

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