With the 13th amendment passing in January 1865, African Americans were finally considered to be free and equal to everyone else by law. But just because it was the law, doesn’t mean the people have to abide by it. Schools, bathrooms, libraries, and even water fountains were still “segregated”. Though there were laws that were passed to stop this, nobody abided by them.. African Americans being denied their rights as Americans, attempted to eradicate the problem of segregation and discrimination by boycotts and having their voices heard. This struggle for racial equality led to the events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, sit-ins, the March on Washington, and many more. This political and social injustice struggle is known as the Civil Rights Movement. This was known as one of the most crucial points where the tides would change for civil rights activists when the Civil Rights act of 1964 passed.One of the most well known events was the movement in Montgomery, Alabama called the Montgomery Bus Boycott. During this time in Alabama, there was an ordinance that required blacks to sit in the rear section of the bus. Also if the seats in the front part of the bus become filled, a color person is suppose to give up their seat for a white person. African Americans were also treated extremely unfairly by the bus drivers. They would sometimes have to go to the front of the bus and pay then exit and re-enter through the back entrance. Also bus drivers would also drive off before a black person could get on. On rare occasions a white bus driver might even become physically violent with a person of color. These are just a few of what African Americans had to endure. Then in 1955 a 42 year old women named Rosa Parks, decided to take a stand. When front section of the bus become filled a white passenger asked if Rosa could remove herself so that they could sit down. Rosa of course refused and ignored this command, which led to her being detained. Her arrest had a huge impact on the African American community which lead to a 381 day boycott of buses. Along with the help of the Montgomery Improvement Association led by Martin Luther King Jr, close to 90% of the community boycotted buses.