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  • Successful Bus Boycott In Montgomery Alabama
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    The Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery bus boycott changed the way people lived and reacted to each other. The American civil rights movement began a long time ago, as early as the seventeenth century, with blacks and whites all protesting slavery together. The peak of the civil rights movement came in the 1950's starting with the successful bus boycott in Montgomery Alabama. The civil rights movement was lead by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who preached nonviolence and love for your enemy. ' ...
  • Boycott Of The Montgomery Bus Company
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    Most historians date the beginning of the United States civil right movement to December 1, 1955. That day Rosa Parks took the bus because she was feeling tired after a long day in the department store where she worked as a seamstress. She was sitting in the middle section, very glad to be off her feet at last, when a white man boarded the bus and demanded that her row be emptied because the white section was full. The others in the row moved to the bach of the bus, but Parks didn't feel like st...
  • Blacks On The Bus
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    Rights and Responsibilities, this term can be taken into several aspects, it could refer to nations coming together to defend the rights of their people, or factions forming out of responsibility to further what they believe in, or even in some cases, a brave individual, standing up against all odds, realizing his or her responsibility to improve the situation and rights of themselves and of their people. In the 1950's and 1960's a movement caught the attention of the United States, and threw ou...
  • Driving Privileges
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    All was well on a sunny July afternoon at a Santa Monica farmers' market, where loads of people were gathered outdoors collecting fruit, and enjoying their day. Heart rates increased and tragedy struck as a 1992 Buick emerged into the scene at top speed. The car uncontrollably succeeded in knocking stands over disastrously, managing to steal ten innocent lives, and send about forty to the hospital. The driver, Russel Weller, was an 86-year-old man. This tragedy revived an issue already controver...
  • Their Fair To The Bus Driver
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    It has been almost fifty years since that event occurred. But, whenever I reflect back on it, the same emotions bubble inside of me. As the memories unfold in my mind like pictures from a photo album, my heart beats faster. My palms get sweaty. My knees even get weak just as they did that day. I know many history books never discuss my how I was feeling that day. So, I am often portrayed as being this sort of "fearless" woman that felt nothing but determination to right the wrongs in our society...
  • Box Patrick
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    Sometimes, even from the most unsuspecting people wonderful and profound messages can originate. This is the story of one such incident when much could be learned from a person like that. On the way to school one day, this kid named Patrick went around telling everyone that he had some beer in his lunch box. Now in the 9th grade, this topic of conversation is new and exciting. He was the center of attention, and was enjoying it immensely. We all knew he didn? t have any in there, but it was stil...

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