Essay On The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Movement The Civil Right Movement gave equality to black people. This changed the way they were treated specially in the south. Many people have heard about this movement, but there is only a few amount of people that actually know what it really is. The civil Rights Movement was a struggle to achieve equal opportunity in employment, housing, education, public, facilities, and even having the right to vote (Civil Rights Movement) This equal opportunity was specially for African Americans. “The Civil Rights Movement is important for the rapid advancement of blacks that gained during a relatively short period of time, but also significant are the lasting changes it affected in American political processes, legal theories and government policies.” (Winter, 12) The Civil Rights Movement of 1950’s and 1960’s has been one of the most critical periods in the U.S. by intensive protest. (The Civil Rights Movement) Racism had always been present, but not until the early 1900’s where the African Americans got tired of being treated differently. They decided to do something in order to change this. African Americans began protesting, provoke segregationists, demand federal government to enforce the civil rights, and did many dangerous things to get noticed. Many of these actions risked themselves and could have ended up losing their freedom (Winter,12) The birth of the Civil Rights Movement started by the courage of many unfreedom people. “Birmingham, Alabama became a landmark of the Civil Rights Movement, the site of the turning-point battle in the long African American struggle for freedom.” (McWorther p.8) Even though the Civil Rights was just talked from the 1950’s and 1960’s racial equality has been a problem long b... ... middle of paper ... ...r man by white people. Martin Luther King,Jr. was murdered by a white man on April 4, 1968. "The murder of King touched off riots in 125 cities over the next week. Parts of Washington,D.C., were in flames for three days. Congress reacted by passing the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the most important part of which was Title VIII, known as the Fair Housing Act." (The Civil Rights Movement). The third person that made an impact was James Chaney. He and other two white men were murdered while promoting voter registration among blacks in Mississippi. With this movement, African Americans finally got The Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed. They also got The Voting Rights of 1965 passed. With these two rights, African Americans got more equality, More opportunities were given to African Americans. Also the U.S. became a more respectful country towards the differences of people.

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