The Civil Rights Movement began in 1955 because African Americans got tired of being servants. Also African Americans wanted equal privileges of a U.S. citizen like voting and being able to have freedom.
Who was Rosa Parks?
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called “The first lady of civil rights” and “The mother of the freedom movement” that sat on a bus in December 1st 1955 and when a Caucasian male came and told her to get out of the seat even though there were a bunch of other seats that he could sit in, but Rosa Parks didn’t get out of of the seat so she ended up getting arrested which started the bus boycott and 50,000 people stopped riding the bus in that county.
Who was Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights movement, he gave the “I have a Dream” at the Lincoln Memorial.
Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated at Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray on the day April 4, 1968.
Then what happened was that the Congress passed a law and everyone was then treated equally and everyone had the same rights.