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Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Movement 1954-57 Brown vs the Board of Education was the start of integration for schools The ruling was that the black schools were separate and unequal When the ruling came out the African Americans were terrified to leave their homes in fear of the increasing violence the southern white citizens were using against them In the year 1955 there were 500 documented lynches in Mississippi alone And there were probably more that didnt get documented The kkk was used for anti-segregation tactics and burned down black and white peoples homes who were for segregation Emitt Till was a name that ever African American knew of Emitt Till was a teenage African American boy from the north He was visiting family members who lived in the south Emitt and a few other African American boys were at a local general store A white girl walked into the store and Emitt asked the other boys if he should say something to her The boys were hesitant but dared him anyway When Emitt walked out of the store he said to the white girl bye baby The white girl went home and told her father about what happen at the store The girls father and his friend went and found Emitt and brutally killed him The men were soon arrested and were in court Their was one witness an African American man named Moles Wright who saw the men take Emitt Moles and the whole African American community knew that a black witness against a white man was no good and wouldnt stand up in court And they were right the two men were found innocent of the murder of Emitt Till This put fear in all African Americans who lived in the south they feared to even look a white man in his eyes One of the most controversial school integrations was in Little Rock Arkansas Central High
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