this opened up a new door for athletes of all sports and kick started the civil rights movement because he broke the color barrier that people said would never be broken.
Cleared racism in u.s military and allowed them to focus on other conflicts with other nations and prove to them that there is freedom in the u.s so u.s and other nations can form an alliance to go up against the soviet union
This changed the way education was doled out to children overruling separate but equal in children's education because the education between white and black children clearly wasn't equal.
shocked Americans that a young boy could get beaten to death by whistling at a white women and to show the severity of the beatings tills mother left an open casket at his funeral
It showed black Americans that they could achieve an effective peaceful protest
showed separate facilities for whites and blacks were unequal in the policy separate but equal
showed that they werent going to just accept the fact that they werent going to be served in places for whites so they stood up for themselves
showed how many people followed the civil rights act because people from all over the world sat in quietly in restaurants waiting to be served even though they had been told they wouldnt be served and these people took major beatings and if they fought back they would be sent to jail not the person attacking thrm
american white and blacks sat on the "wrong" side of the bus then what the jim crowe laws demanded and people were outraged at what violence the freedom riders faced
this was a realization that peaceful action of protesters would show the nation the ugly nature of racism
outlawed discrimination of all religions in america making every human being of every race equal in america
forced movement leaders to start a march which eventually led to pass voting acts of 1965
by the end of 1966 only 4 out of 13 southern states had fewer than 50 percent of African Americans registered to vote.