How did African Americans overcome discrimination?
Answer: During the
Civil Rights Era
of the 1950s and 1960s, things began to change. African
American civil rights leaders such as Rosa Parks and Martin
Luther King, Jr. practiced passive resistance (nonviolence),
and civil disobedience to obtain political equality.
means not obeying laws that are seen as unjust. A great
example of such were
African Americans challenged segregation laws by illegally
sitting inside of “whites-only” restaurants. Through boycotts,
marches, and speeches by those such as Martin Luther King, Jr,
the climate began to change. It’s important to know that the
NAACP was influential as a powerful interest group.
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