Segregation and the Civil Rights Movement

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What were some of the effective methods of nonviolent protest practiced by some civil rights groups to achieve their goals?

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Many nonviolent protest methods were practiced in the effort to get civil rights recognized for people of color.  Rosa Parks in December of 1955 began the public protests by refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.  That public refusal and her arrest began the nonviolent bus boycott  by black people which forced changes after a year.  In 1957, after the courts ruling to desegregate the buses, nonviolence became the official method used in the civil rights movement.  Marches on Washington in...

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