1. The March of Washington



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1. The March of Washington
The March on Washington was a gathering with about 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, DC, to rally for freedom and jobs. This event was to address the political and social challenges that African Americans continued to face. The march ended at the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr gave his famous "I have a dream" speech. Leaders of other major organizations such as the SNCC and NAACP helped plan the march. The March on Washington was a march that was nonviolent because Dr. King believed in nonviolent protest and that African Americans should be patient to achieve what they want.
2. The Watts Riots

The Watts Riots began when a crown saw two white officers forcibly fighting with an African American motorist who was suspected of drunk driving. The crown believed this was another racial abuse by the police. A riot began by the residents living on Watts. After five days of riots, the National Guardsmen had contained the situation.The Watts Riots was a violent event because the residents of Watts had destroyed buildings, looted stores, and beaten white citizens. They destroyed 40 million dollars worth of property. Also the riots had killed 34 people, injured 1,032, and arrested 4,000 people. The Watts riots would not be considered a success because the people did not justify the right way of achieving what they wanted but only caused more obstacles to face as they tore the streets apart and not having a demand to fix things.
3. Montgomery Bus Boycott

The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a protest that stated enforcement for African Americans to be able to use the same transportation systems as whites. This Boycott led to many others in the future. It all started when an African American woman, Rosa Parks, refused to give her seat up to a white male. This lasted from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956. The Montgomery bus boycott was led by the NAACP, which included Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and other African Americans to end public transportation segregation. The Bus Boycott was a nonviolent boycott. However, Rosa Parks did attend quite a few court dates in regards to getting the charges dropped from Rosa due to her arrest. Fortunately this Boycott was a huge start to end segregation in America and ended public transportation segregation in Montgomery.


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