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Boy's slaying fuels Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King Jr. Emmett Till. Rosa Parks. Each had a part in the push for black civil rights. The youngest of the three, Emmett Till, paid the ultimate price for being a black boy in the South.

   

Rosa Parks rides bus to desegregation

Segregation was still deeply rooted in the South during the 1950s. Although steps toward equality for blacks came with the Brown v. Board of Education decision to stop segregation in schools, separation between blacks and whites still occurred in other public activities, such as riding the bus.

 

Court case ends public school desegregation

Today, the thought of having separate drinking fountains or sitting in assigned areas of a lunchroom for whites and colored people seems unfair, but until the black community won the 1954 case of Brown v. Board of Education in Topeka, Kan., such treatment was routine for black public school students.

 
 

New Year customs in Japan changing

The New Year is the biggest holiday in Japan, as big as the Christmas holiday is in the United States. Japan preserves traditional New Year’s customs; however, some of these have been changing as Japanese society evolves.

 

 

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