How far has the non violent action Improved racial equality by 1950’s and 1960’s?

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Introduction:  Direct  non violent action became the civil rights movement significant strategic action by the mid-1950’s.  Many of the  campaigners decided to join Martin Luther Kings commitment to non-violent and peaceful protest.

In December 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus. Local activists immediately organized a bus boycott in protest on a segregated bus. The boycott lasted for just over a year, during which time 85 per cent of Montgomery’s black citizens refused to use the buses.  On the other hand the Significance of the Montgomery Bus Boycott was; The boycott highlighted the economic power of black Americans: during the boycott the revenue of the bus company decreased hugely. It also attracted a great deal of favourable media  attention, which  however put pressure on the bus company to change. The boycott demonstrated the effectiveness of putting together peaceful protest and legal action which is why it was an affective way of non-violent action.

The Greensboro sit ins and freedom rights was another great achievement of non-violent action. Which starts of at Greensboro Woolworth store, which was desegregated in…


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