Early Southern Campaigns 1955-1962

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Montgomery Bus Boycott
Date:1955-1956. Activist Group:NAACP. Duration:13 months. Aim:Wanted to challenge the segregated buses in the South, Rosa Parks was involved. Success: Bus companies lost 65% of their revenue.
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The Little Rock Campaign
Date:1957. Aim: To accelerate the de jure of the Brown vs Board of Education verdict. Action: Enrolled 9 African American students in the central high school.Success:The school closed down to prevent their admission.
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Greensboro sit ins
Date: 1960 Aim: To desegregate public places. Action:4 local students sat in the "whites only" refusing to leave till they were served. Success: Within days protests had escalated to sit ins everywhere
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The Freedom Rides
Date:1961 Aim:To desegregate interstate buses, to make the de jure of the Morgan vs Virginia de facto. Success: The bus was attacked by the KKK and the police refused to protect them, but Kennedy enforced the desegregtion.
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Albanny Movements
Date:1961-1962 Action: Series of protests were hushed by the chief police who didn't allow for much media coverage by not allowing racism or violence from the police.
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James Meredith and the University of Mississippi
Date:1962 Aim:James enrolled to be the first African American student. Success: President Kennedy ordered guards to escort him to the uni.
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The Little Rock Campaign

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Date:1957. Aim: To accelerate the de jure of the Brown vs Board of Education verdict. Action: Enrolled 9 African American students in the central high school.Success:The school closed down to prevent their admission.

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Greensboro sit ins

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The Freedom Rides

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Albanny Movements

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