The 1965 Immigration Act and the Civil Right's Movements
The murderers were soon acquitted by a jury composed of white men, despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt. Later that same year Rosa Parks was arrested in Alabama for refusing to give her seat up to a white passenger, spurring a yearlong boycott of the bus system. She considered moving to the back of the bus, it’s reported, but then thought of Emmett Till and couldn’t do it.
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