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Where did the Civil Rights movement take place?

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The Civil Rights movement took place all across the United States, mainly in the Southern states. One of the most well-known and earliest boycotts during the movement took place in Montgomery, Ala.

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Montgomery's city bus boycott started when a black woman named Rosa Parks refused to give her up her seat at the front of a Montgomery bus. It was common during that period for an African-American person to be forced to give up a seat if a white person was in need of it. She was jailed for her actions and African-Americans around the city began boycotting the public bus system. This boycott lasted for over a year. While the major protests took place in Alabama, other states, including North Carolina were also home to protests and boycotts.

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