Abstract: During the Civil Rights movement African Americans were discriminated, and treated unfairly opposed to white people. Throughout this movement many African Americans tried to stand up for their rights, resulting in them being punished severely. Some of the main African Americas to contribute to the Civil Rights movement, or a great significance included: Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Emmett Till. Due to their significant award winning actions during this time period, it helped progress the rights of African Americans to what they are today. I am going to explain this how their rights started from being slaves turning into normal people with a normal every-day life as well as others. The Civil Rights movement lasted from 1954 to 1968, with harsh segregation and discrimination towards African Americans. Many of these African Americans were being segregated, or being set apart …show more content…
(ushistory.org 2008). Martin Luther King Jr. was a minister at the Dexter Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, who had a way with words in organizing groups of people to contribute to stand up for their rights and what they believe in. (ushistory.org 2008). As King’s speaking ability grew stronger gathering more and more people to protest, he eventually gave his “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. presented to thousands that were all on board to his dream of having whites and blacks no longer segregated or discriminated toward and having them all come together in equality. (ushistry.org 2008). Martin Luther King Jr. faced many interferences with the police as well as spending some time in jail due to the amount of power he was getting behind him in this process. King had form marches of African Americans who protested and did everything in their power to make a change. But one day on April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King jr. was shot by a white man
The civil rights movement, by many people, is though to have happened during the 1950's and 1960's. The truth of the matter is that civil right has and always will be an ongoing issue for anyone who is not of color. The civil rights movement started when the black slave started arriving in America centuries ago. The civil rights movement is one of the most known about issues in American history. Everyone at some point in their life has studied this movement. This movement is particularly interesting due to the massive amounts of different stories and occurrences through the course of the movement. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a vital figurehead to this movement. He inspired many people who had lived their whole lives in the shadow of fear of change.
The assassination of Martin Luther King was a vital part of, not only Black history, but American history. In short, King was a civil rights activist. He was the leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957. As president of the SCLC, King’s main focus was to fight against segregation. He, then, began to form nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama, that attracted negative attention from the police force that, unfortunately lead to brutal attacks on participants. In 1963 during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of millions and on television. These things make his death a notable and significant historical event. Dr. King dedicated his life and paid the ultimate price in the name of equality, justice, peace, and co-habitation for humankind.
The many leaders of the Civil Rights Movement were: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, little rock nine, John Brown, Linda Brown, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Plessey Scott, JFK, and Malcolm X. All of these men and women had a great influence on the movement’s success in the United States and helped end racial segregation. It all started in 1954 in the Brown vs. Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas. The people who were involved were John Brown and Linda Brown. This happened because of the separate but equal law created 60 years earlier in the Plessey vs. Ferguson case when Plessey lost and created separate but equal laws.
The Civil Rights Movement had a lot going on between 1954 and 1964. While there were some successful aspects of the movement, there were some failures as well. The mixture of successes and failures led to the extension of the movement and eventually a more equal American society.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was perhaps one of the most influential person of our time. As the father of modern civil rights movement, Dr.Martin Luther king, Jr., is recognized around the world as a symbol of freedom and peace. Born January 15, 1929, King was the son of an Atlanta pastor. King accomplished many achievements during his life. He graduated from Morehouse as a minister in 1948 and went on to Crozer Theological seminary in Chester, Pa., where he earned a divinity degree. After that King went on to earn a doctorate in theology from Boston University in 1955. King also achieved the Nobel Peace Prize in December of 1964. He was assassinated on April 4,1968, outside his motel room by James Earl Ray. While his views at the time seemed radical to many, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered and respected today as a martyr of the civil rights movement and an icon of change through nonviolent means.
Moving forward, African Americans and did not have citizenship rights. African Americans were still not able to vote, attend restaurants with White Americans, go to the same schools as White Americans, or even serve on a jury. The civil rights movement is a movement that established citizen rights for African Americans. In the early to mid-1960s, African Americans slowly gained those rights with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights of 1965. These acts changed the world tremendously and provided more opportunities to minorities and women (6 Bumiller, Kristin 1992.
In order to fight for Civil Rights, leaders had to assert their rights and stand up for their arguments in order to fight for their cause. In America, African Americans have had a history of struggle. During the Civil Rights movement in America, prominent leaders reshaped society by encouraging grassroots protest and and exercising their Constitutional rights in order to improve socioeconomic conditions for African Americans.
It seems as though the Civil Rights Movement for African America rights was a never-ending battle. The time period that was the heart of the movement was in the 1950s and the 1960s. Numerous African American civilians participated in multiple ways to obtain the rights that should have been guaranteed to them. Although, main historical figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X succeeded in progression to the Civil Rights Act; state and local figures such as Harry T. Moore and the Foot Soldiers of St. Augustine were critical assets to the Civil Rights Movement as well.
The Civil Rights Movement is the story of the struggle of African-American people and their fight for equality. Although exceptional leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Ralph Abernathy fought long and hard and carried the burden of the movement on their shoulders, they were not alone. The struggle was fueled by the commitment and the hard work of thousands of everyday people who decided that the time had come to take a stand.
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.
Historically, the Civil Rights Movement was a time during the 1950’s and 60’s to eliminate segregation and gain equal rights. Looking back on all the events, and dynamic figures it produced, this description is very vague. In order to fully understand the Civil Rights Movement, you have to go back to its origin. Most people believe that Rosa Parks began the whole civil rights movement. She did in fact propel the Civil Rights Movement to unprecedented heights but, its origin began in 1954 with Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka was the cornerstone for change in American History as a whole. Even before our nation birthed the controversial ruling on May 17, 1954 that stated separate educational facilities were inherently unequal, there was Plessy vs. Ferguson in 1896 that argued by declaring that state laws establish separate public schools for black and white students denied black children equal educational opportunities. Some may argue that Plessy vs. Ferguson is in fact backdrop for the Civil Rights Movement, but I disagree. Plessy vs. Ferguson was ahead of it’s time so to speak. “Separate but equal” thinking remained the body of teachings in America until it was later reputed by Brown vs. Board of Education. In 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, and prompted The Montgomery Bus Boycott led by one of the most pivotal leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr. After the gruesome death of Emmett Till in 1955 in which the main suspects were acquitted of beating, shooting, and throwing the fourteen year old African American boy in the Tallahatchie River, for “whistling at a white woman”, this country was well overdo for change.
Martin Luther King saw how bad black people were treated, and during the 1950s he became involved in the Civil Rights movement. He was also the president of the boycott in (Rosmanitz, N.D.) 1955. In (Rosmanitz, N.D.) 1963 Martin Luther King gathered hundreds of thousands of Americans, black and white designed a march protest for equal rights in Washington D.C. The Lincoln Memorial is where Martin Luther king also gave his speech “I have a dream”. He is best known for his role in the of civil rights act using nonviolent in the civil rights act based on his Christian beliefs.
The civil rights movement started in the 1800 but didn't get big until the 1950 and 60. After the civil war African Americans were given the right to be free but a lot of these laws were ignored because people were prejudiced against them. In the
The America¬¬¬n Civil Rights movement was a movement in which African Americans were once slaves and over many generations fought in nonviolent means such as protests, sit-ins, boycotts, and many other forms of civil disobedience in order to receive equal rights as whites in society. The American civil rights movement never really had either a starting or a stopping date in history. However these African American citizens had remarkable courage to never stop, until these un-just laws were changed and they received what they had been fighting for all along, their inalienable rights as human beings and to be equal to all other human beings. Up until this very day there are still racial issues were some people feel supreme over other people due to race. That however is an issue that may never end.
The African American Civil Rights Movement was a series of protests in the United States South from approximately 1955 through 1968. The overall goal of the Civil Rights Movement was to achieve racial equality before the law. Protest tactics were, overall, acts of civil disobedience. Rarely were they ever intended to be violent. From sit-ins to boycotts to marches, the activists involved in the Civil Rights Movement were vigilant and dedicated to the cause without being aggressive. While African-American men seemed to be the leaders in this epic movement, African-American women played a huge role behind the scenes and in the protests.