By Judy L Hasday
Thought of crucial U.S. civil rights legislations, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was once proposed via President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and glided by his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, the next yr. The landmark legislations prohibiting discrimination in public amenities, executive, and employment in response to race, colour, faith, or nationwide foundation is dropped at lifestyles during this meticulously researched and excitingly illustrated quantity from the hot Milestones in American background sequence.
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29 If you were black and living in the South, there were indignities to endure that were part of everyday life, because racial discrimination went beyond public school segregation. ” Restaurants, theaters, restrooms, stores, buses, trains, and other public facilities were delineated based on whether you were white or black. Even walking down the street required deference to a passing white person. Defiance of these Jim Crow laws only brought more pain and misery to an otherwise difficult life. Society was changing, though.
The city commissioners rejected these moderate requests. King realized that merely requesting changes within the segregation laws would not work. The people in power would never agree. The complete end to segregation would be the only way blacks would change the injustice and equality of the current system. As the boycott continued, the city commissioners tried to break it through fines, intimidation, and even Getting America’s Attention falsely advertising in the newspaper that the boycott had ended.
I also was told that if I were a good girl, I wouldn’t have to fear the Devil or hell. But I didn’t know what one had to do or not do as a Negro not to be killed. 29 If you were black and living in the South, there were indignities to endure that were part of everyday life, because racial discrimination went beyond public school segregation. ” Restaurants, theaters, restrooms, stores, buses, trains, and other public facilities were delineated based on whether you were white or black. Even walking down the street required deference to a passing white person.