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A. Civil rights unrest flashback:

For many, the uproar over the Ferguson police response to protests in the days following Michael Brown’s killing brought about flashbacks of the struggle for racial justice, which resulted in Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Prior to the Civil Rights Act decades of racial segregation mandated by the Jim Crow laws took place at the state and local level and in all public facilities. The separation eventually led to substandard conditions for African Americans. Discrimination was a natural byproduct of the segregation laws and was evident in housing, bank lending practices, employment, and union practices. African Americans were also denied the right to vote.

The inception of the Civil rights Act paid off for the nonviolent movement led by the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. The nonviolent protests succeeded in major accomplishments, including: the judicial victory in Brown v. Boar