Civil Rights Movement Summaries

Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil disobedience, Montgomery Bus Boycott Pages: 2 (668 words) Published: December 3, 2013
March on Washington
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Summarize each event, including which of the civil rights organizations and leaders were responsible for it. March on Washington
The March on Washington was a civil rights movement to abtain Jobs and Freedom for all people regardless of race. It took place in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963. Attending were about 250,000 people, which made it the largest protest/demontration ever seen in the capital. It was organized by a number of civil rights and religious groups and was indefinetly led by Martin Luther King Jr. who also gave the speech in the capital. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Montgomery bus boycott

The Montgomery bus boycott was when African Americans boycotted riding the buses in Montgomery due to the fact that Rosa Parks was arressted when she refused to give up her seat to a white man. There really wasn't an organization involved since almost every African American there refused to ride the bus. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Watts Riot

The Watts Riot was a riot that took place in the black Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles when two white policemen arrested a black male motorcyclist who was accused of drunk driving. A riot then broke out with residents of the neighborhood looting stores, torching buildings, and beating whites as snipers fired at police and firefighters. There were no leaders organizations involved since it was a riot. Explain whether each event was violent or non-violent and why. March on Washington

This event was definantly none violent since it was a peaceful protest with people of all races walking (some hand-in-hand) to the capital. There was no violence. It turned out to be both a protest and a communal celebration....
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