The Montgomery bus boycott and 2009

19 11 2009

In the 1960s the civil rights movement was at its peak. Martin Luther King Jr, NAACP, and many other African Americans fought for the rights that I receive today. The most memorable protest that they fought was the Montgomery bus boycott. This protest lasted about 100 days and it was successful. It was successful because, not only was it peaceful but it also put a hole in the pockets of the bus company. Even though it was peaceful, there was a lot of violence because of the changes the African Americans were trying to make. Thanks to these people to this day, I have the right to sit at the front of the bus. But, sometimes I think that all their work was done in vain. Even though black people have the right to sit at the front, they mostly sit at the back. That’s not what Martin Luther King Jr, the NAACP, and many other African Americans fought for. It doesn’t seem like people appreciate what they did for us.

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