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Civil Rights Movement

Rosa Parks is known for not giving up her seat in a Montgomery city bus. This led to a city-wide bus boycott and to the rise of a new young minister and civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader, and today his speeches are still appreciated today. He is most famous for his "I Have a Dream" Speech.

Although Martin Lurther King Jr. died, it is believed that if he did not stand up for the civil rights of others, america would have been impacted negatively causing americans to sitll believe African Americans should be seperated from other white americans, that they should should no rights as an american, and with out the civil rights movement passing the LGBT community aslso wouldn't have fought for their rights.

Formerly all-white Central High School learns that integration is easier said than done. Nine black students are blocked from entering the school on the orders of Governor Orval Faubus. President Eisenhower sends federal troops and the National Guard to intervene on behalf of the students, who become known as the "Little Rock Nine."