Under the Jim Crow laws African Americans had different schools, bathrooms, trains, buses and many other things that were separated from the white population. The case, Plessy v. Ferguson went through the U.S. Supreme Court and turned out to make a legal policy “separate but equal” (A Brief History of Jim Crow). The African Americans went on to develop the African American movement to fight for their equality. The Fourteenth Amendment helped them fight for their equal rights by proving they were not being treated with equality which was unconstitutional. The Fourteenth Amendment is for the equal protection of the law for all U.S. born citizens (Kelly).
In reference to The American Civil Rights Movement, civil disobedience is when African-Americans would protest to laws and treatments that were unfair to them, such as, African-Americans being segregated and treated as second-class citizens. In W... ... middle of paper ... ...rican communities in Alabama. So, in response, the Montgomery Improvement Agency (MIA) was formed by civil rights supporters. This organization was formed to support civil rights, and as their first order of business, they organized as boycott with the help of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. Martin Luther King, Junior, was named the president of the MIA immediately after its formation.
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