African Americans only had one another for support, so during this time African Americans appreciated civil right leaders. During the civil rights movement, many leaders helped African Americans cope with changes that they were experiencing. Some African Americans looked up to civil rights leaders, because they were African American, so they knew how it felt to be mistreated by whites. African American leaders wanted a change to come. In other words, most of the civil right leaders were African Americans who wanted to stop segregation and have equal rights.
Women’s suffrage would not have been possible if it weren’t for the African American movement. Considering half the black community were also women, it was necessary for African Americans to obtain civil rights before women. The reason for this was because in order to get the full support for the women’s movement, it required all females in that time to be heard; therefore, African-American women needed to overcome the race issue to ultimately help the cause for women in general. Also, many black men supported the rights for women of their own race, which helped the whole women’s rights movement. For example Fredrick Douglass attended the Seneca Falls Convention, which was a convention held by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1848 to discuss the social, civil, and religi... ... middle of paper ... ...ases.
Rosa helped the young teens by explaining to them the problems in the city they lived in. Rosa became secretary of the organization when Edgar Nixon was president (Greenfield 13). Rosa was truly an activist by joining the NAACP and the Montgomery Voters League. The main purpose of the Voters League organization was to help blacks pass voting tests. Rosa was there to help teach the blacks who wanted to vote how.
Then they joined their local organization NAACP and helped to improve the movement and keep segregation Salah 2 down, James Haskins is an award winning author with over a hundred books ... ... middle of paper ... ...inist. Her action not only affect the civil rights movement but she gave african american women an example of a powerful strong independent women that started a wave of change in the generation after her. Even after Rosa Parks incident she continued to fight for african american rights, and as well provided opportunities for young black kids to do something positive with their lives that is worth doing. Because of her decision to speak the truth she really gave the future generations including ours to live a life not worrying about being segregated but to have equality. This is why the bus boycott movement is so important because it really triggered the civil rights movement to stand up for their rights and stop racial inequality that greatly impacted us because of one woman's action to say no, which why she is known as the “mother of the civil rights movement”.
She grew strong feelings toward racism and realized that if she did not make a stand for the rights of African Americans in Mississippi then no one would. Moody shows why the civil rights movement was such a necessity and the intensity of the injustices it had to correct by showing how black Americans got equal rights because of the untiring efforts young people, like Anne Moody, had. Without the efforts of these young people, the role of Black Americans in society may have been different today.
The Black Panther Party has been defined more by its failure to transform sexist ways of thinking and doing, than by the process that occurred within its organizational structures of empowering women and men to engage in antisexist politics. What the party should be defined by, is how the party was very instrumental in giving women equal rights and permitted them to play an important role at all levels. Many women today owe their success to the efforts that the Black Panther Party initiated many years ago, and thousands owe their thanks for what they stood for and the affirmative action they took in order to achieve their success.
Without people such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and the American Presidents television wouldn't have been used to aid Black people in gaining civil rights. These people used the media to its best advantage as it showed peoples protests and emotive speeches, which gave them the rights they had fought for as well as deserved for so long.
In addition, the Voting Rights Act protected all voting rights for American individuals of all races, not just African-Americans. However, prejudice was still alive and present, especially in the south. Not everyone agreed with the new laws that were being made, but nevertheless blacks didn’t give up hope. They continued to preserve and fight for their rights in hopes that a change wou... ... middle of paper ... ...in color. It was because of this that it’s the most important event in African-American history and culture due to its great accomplishment in giving blacks liberty and putting an end to all discrimination for everyone.
Rosa Parks influenced the Civil Rights movement by working to peacefully achieve equality. This peaceful approach would prove to be successful, as the work and influence she had would be key in the outcome of the Civil Rights movement. The affects of segregation and discrimination shape a person’s life. Rosa experienced the harsh reality of unfair treatment for African Americans at a young age; these experiences are likely those that shaped her attitude about the treatment of others, and the rights everyone should be granted living in a free country (SV; SV). Rosa’s family was strong in their beliefs that they should have the same opportunities as whites.
Anne transferred to Tougaloo College where a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was. (269 Moody) Tougaloo College is where Anne Moody first became truly involved in the Movement. She states that even though she feared that she might be beaten or killed for joining the NAACP she knew that she was still going to join because she had wanted to for a long time. (269 Moody) Moody helped promote voter registration among blacks in various communities. Through the canvasing Anne says, “For the first time I began to think something would be done about whites killing, beating and misusing Negroes.” (276 Moody) Anne Moody was finally feeling as though she was able to make a difference for the black