Under segregation, blacks could not sit in front of whites - they had to sit in the back of the bus.Also, if a white person told a black person to move so they could sit down, the black person had to.
This article talks about the part of the movement that lasted from about 1954 to 1968.
It fought to end race discrimination through lawsuits, education, and lobbying.
However, eventually, many African Americans became frustrated and began to dislike the idea of using slow, legal strategies to achieve desegregation.
For example, Southern Democrats were able to make sure that laws against lynching did not pass.
Starting in 1890, Southern Democrats began to pass state laws that took away the rights African Americans had gained. For example, they included: Things were separate, but not equal. Individuals, groups, police, and huge crowds of people could hurt or even kill African Americans, without the government trying to stop them or punishing them. Segregation in housing was a problem across the United States.