The Evolution of a Revolution / June , 2011 Upadated Page 2
From Jim Crow to Civil Rights
The 1950s was a verypolitically unstable timefor Afrikan in American.Our rights wereconstantly under attack.All the efforts madeduring the Forties tointegrate the ArmedForces were abolished during the Korean War. Anew era of racist assassinations began to occurand we as a people started to take a stand againstthe system and business of white supremacy andits blatant racism. The NAACP argued cases inSouthern
states against the discriminatory practices in public schools.In May of 1954, the Brown vs. Board of Education occurred. This case ruled racialsegregation in public schools to be unconstitutional. The African American non-violent
movement began taking the form of boycotts, sit-ins, and peaceful
In addition, the decade of the 1950s in theUnited States is known for the dramatic rise ofrepressive U.S. government politics,especially the virulent anti-communism of theMcCarthy era. Amidst and against thisbackdrop emerged the civil rights struggle,initially spearheaded in the southern UnitedStates where Black repression was greatest.
Rosa Parks, the
Black community was enlivened, enraged andgalvanized into collective action. The boycott that followed Rosa Parks ' courageous
stand in the south began as a protest against police brutality sprung
in the north. Soonevents transformed into an all-out denunciation of segregation and other forms ofoppression.