A Protest Groups that Transpired in the United States in the 1960s

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If you grew up in the 60s’, it was a time where major protest groups began to appear all over the place with one protest or another against things like the war, women’s rights, school protests, etc. But in the 60s, there was one of these groups that want to fight for equity and that group was the civil rights group. Therefore, even though the civil rights group began in the 50’s it did not really come into the forefront until the 1960s, where they emerged and greatly expanded in the 1960s. This group was the first movement group of the 1960s-era social movements. This movement was also responsible for producing one of the most significant American social activists every of the 20th century, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It began between African Americans in the South who were faced with segregation and racial discrimination, or being separated from whites, in virtually every aspect of their lives. African Americans, in the 1960s, had to sit in the back of buses, were not able to drink from white water fountains, or even use white bathrooms. They had to attend “racially segregated schools, despite the 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, which outlawed racially segregated education” (“Protests in the”, n.d., para. 12). Even the types of employment ads were separated into "white" and "Negro" categories, and they were not allowed to vote. The Civil rights movement was a group that “fought to end long-standing political, social, economic, and legal practices that discriminated against black Americans” (“Protests in the”, n.d., para. 10). The Civil rights movement did not believe in violence, so they use methods like, sit-ins, marches, and nonviolent protests. They also fought their battle through the court system... ... middle of paper ... ...stration just to name a few. The NAACP is different today from the civil rights group of the 1960s, because they will not be beaten; have dogs attacking them, or being hosed by the police. They are also different because, they have the freedom of speech, and they can demonstrate peacefully without the fear of bottles, or other items being thrown at them when marching in protests, and our police department must make sure there rallies and protest are peaceful, and the protesters are protected from harm. References National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.usm.edu/crdp/html/cd/naacp.htm On the Impact of the Movement (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.usm.edu/crdp/html/cd/impact.htm Protests in the 1960s, N.D. Retrieved from http://www.lessonsite.com/ArchivePages/HistoryOfTheWorld/Lesson31/Protests60s.htm

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  • Explains that african americans now have the right to vote; they can eat, live, swim and attend integrated schools where they please. civil rights activists demonstrated the power of nonviolent direct action.
  • Explains that the civil rights movement was the first movement group of the 1960s-era social movements. it was responsible for producing dr. martin luther king, jr.
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