Compare And Contrast The Civil Rights Movement Of The 1950's And 1960s

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The Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s was most definitely a turbulent time in American History. During this time, African Americans were still seen as second class citizens. Many changes took place during this era with the Civil Rights Movement. These changes changed the lives of many Americans.

In June, 1945, Democratic Senator James O. Eastland of Mississippi stood on the floor of the U.S Senate and brashly told his colleagues that “the negro race is an inferior race” (Henretta, Hinderaker, Edwards, & Self, 2015, p. 7880. He also had the audacity to ridicule black troops despite many African American soldiers honorably serving our Country and winning medals for their bravery. Between World War II and the 70’s the civil rights

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