Ana P asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

What would you like what role did students played in the civil rights movements of the sixites?to ask?

what role did students played in the sixites and is there someway of connecting the civil rights movements and the students movemnts?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Young adults like Anne Moody, Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil who had come of age in the wake of the Brown v. Board decision, the Montgomery boycott, and the vicious murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till, were anxious to tap their own courage to tackle white supremacy. It wouldn't be easy. Diane Nash, a student who led one of the first sit-in protests to desegregate lunch counters in the South, reveals, "With what we were doing, trying to abolish segregation, we were coming up against governors of seven states, judges, politicians, businessmen."9

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