The Civil Rights
In the 1950´s and the early 1960´s the civil rights had become a critical issue for the blacks. Hundreds of people, both black and white were causing trouble on one another, trying to end segregation. Blacks faced many problems when it came to daily livings. They all were trying to get fair housing, let alone jobs. Many of these troublemakers were arrested, and others were beaten badly. Also when it came to eating and shopping, most blacks were unable to do so with the whites due to the segregation. Even transportation was critical, the blacks and the whites could not ride the same buses do the segregation.
“It can be said of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that, short of a declaration of war, no other act of Congress had a more violent background- a background of confrontation, official violent, injury, and murder that has few parallels in American history.” After being judge and treated as the second class for to long,
the blacks soon became frustrated by the whites. Causing them to loose their patients with their countries law enforcing government. With the whites being racial, it caused the blacks to be unable to use any of the publics facilities, or transportation. Their education was also limited, due to segregation of blacks and whites. In 1963, only twelve thousand out of three million blacks had attended integrated schools. The blacks ability of being employed was restricted. Causing them to be unable to provide good food or shelter for their families. “According to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, fifty-seven percent of African Americans housing was judged to be unacceptable, blacks founded all but impossible to get mortgages…”
In May 1961, a group of 13 people. Both being men and woman, black and white, had set out for Washington D.C., on two buses. They called themselves the “Freedom riders.” They wanted to demonstrate that segregation had been prevailed throughout much of the south, despite a federal ban on segregated...