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    Gandhi helped end discrimination through their participation in boycotts and marches. Both Rosa Parks and Mohandas Gandhi furthered the end of discrimination through their aid in boycotts. Through the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Parks resisted the Alabama laws dividing buses by race. On December 1, 1955 the boycott began to peacefully combat racial segregation. In the morning, the buses were empty and all throughout Montgomery, African-Americans were walking in the streets. Due to Parks' courageous act

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    The Selma marches were marches and protests held in 1965 that are regarded as the peak of the American civil rights movement. They were three marches from Selma to the Alabama capitol of Montgomery. The marches grew out of the voting rights movement in Selma, started by locals who formed the Dallas County Voters League. The best known march was the first one, which was named Bloody Sunday due to the response of the officers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The Selma Marches led to many advances in

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    The Selma-Montgomery March

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    The Selma-Montgomery March The Civil Rights Movement began in order to bring equal rights and equal voting rights to black citizens of the US. This was accomplished through persistent demonstrations, one of these being the Selma-Montgomery March. This march, lead by Martin Luther King Jr., targeted at the disenfranchisement of negroes in Alabama due to the literacy tests. Tension from the governor and state troopers of Alabama led the state, and the whole nation, to be caught in the violent

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    Martin Luther King

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    encourage his dreams to bring segregation to an end. He had courage and was determined to dedicate his life into bringing equality rights to blacks through peaceful marches. He brought an end to segregation by creating events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, March of Washington which he delivered his famous speech “I have a dream” and the Selma March which led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Martin Luther King was faced with hatred and violence through his life. The

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    The two marches demonstrations involving large groups of people: a March on Washington D.C. and a March from Selma to Montgomery Alabama to gain color equality in the south. There are differences and similarities to consider. In many ways, the March on Washington was one of the most important parts of the civil rights movement. The focus of this march was to gain equality for Blacks in the South. Over 200,000 Blacks and Whites showed up to support those efforts. The Selma to Montgomery March is

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    Civil Rights Movement: The Selma March

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    On March 7 1965 policemen attacked 525 civil right demonstrators that took part in the march between Selma and Montgomery Alabama. The march was to let black people vote. The police used tear gas and charged on horseback into the crowds, there were more than 50 demonstrators injured. The day of the protest was named “Bloody Sunday”, and it was all over America broadcasted on national TV and in newspapers and Americans were very mad at how the authorities handled it. Even though people were hurt in

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    The American Civil Rights Movement

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    October 1, 1962, Jame... ... middle of paper ... ....edu/index.php/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/enc_freedom_rides/>. "Freedom Summer." Eyes on the Prize. PBS, n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. . "Selma to Montgomery March." We Shall Overcome. National Parks Service, n.d. Web. 8 Feb. 2014. . "March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama." Eyes on the Prize. PBS, n.d. Web. 8 Feb. 2014. . "Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.." Martin Luther King: The Global Freedom Struggle. Stanford University, n.d. Web

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    “The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March: Shaking the Conscience of the Nation” by the National Park Service (NPS) as a part of their “Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans” series, is an example of one such article. The article begins by describing that, on the night of Sunday, March 7th, 1965, millions watched as their regularly scheduled television programs were interrupted with disturbing images of unarmed African American men and women being brutally assaulted by state troopers and

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    President Johnson agreed to protect any and all demonstrators. Then, on the 21st of March, the third and final Selma to Montgomery march, known simply as the March to Montgomery, began. That day, about 8,000 people gathered at the Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, where they would begin their 50.5 mile journey along US Route 80 to the state capital of Montgomery; however, unlike the previous marches, the marchers had the protection of over 2,000 soldiers of the US army, about 1,900 members of the Alabama National

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    The March to Real Freedom

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    most significant movements occurred in Selma, Alabama. The Alabama Voting Rights Project, AVRP, was centered on Selma (meaning "high point" in the Civil Rights Movement), Alabama.1 Selma would be the home to some of the most important campaigns for voting rights. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, SCLC, coordinated mass protest campaigns and voter registration drives in Selma as well as other southern regions.2 The Selma Movement would become known worldwide after

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