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The 1955-1965 Civil Rights Movement cause the agreement of the Civil rights Act but the African Americans did not fully receive racial justice straight away The Civil Rights Movement was at its highest involvement from 1955-1965 The Congress passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1865 These Acts were to give basic civil rights for all Americans regardless of race after a decade of non-violent protests and marches ranging from bus boycotts to student-led-sit-ins The steps taken for African Americans equality were simple as whites didnt fully commit to the Civil Rights Act but it was a starting point for racial justice for all Americans Before the Civil Rights Movement there were secret societies to keep the blacks in their place This type of attitude flourished throughout the southern states In 1971 several African American officials in South Carolina were given 15 days to resign If they refused retributive justice would as surely be used as night follows dayJohn Cantwell 1994 p 322 During 1882 and 1910 there was an average of 150 lynching a year in the South and countless beatings With these acts taking place African Americans were eager to get racial justice by creating the Civil Rights Movement A protest which help gain the Civil rights Act was the 1955-1956 Montgomery bus boycott On 1st December 1955 in Montgomery Alabama Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat on the bus The law was that the front seats of the bus were for the whites A black could only sit at the back of the bus They could also sit in the middle of the bus if a white did not require a seat Rosa Parks sat in the middle seats and refused to give up her seat to a white person on a government run bus The police were called and she was arrested The black community gathered together and nominated Martin Luther
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