Social Changes In The Civil Rights Movement

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In the history of the United States, there have been many social changes that have occurred. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s was one of the most significant and important for the equality of all people. Throughout history, there had been a continuous conflict between the races of people who lived in the United States. Rights were violated on a consistent basis, purely because of the color of a person’s skin. Unfortunately, many of the changes that the movement fought for, brought on a violent opposition from many whites and that led to the violent deaths of some of the famous leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. It also led to two pretty distinct groups of black activists. One group worked violently while the other worked peacefully. …show more content…

This began the second era of civil rights acts, reconstruction. With the reconstruction came The Civil Rights Act of 1964. This banned discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. Another act that was passed was The Voting Rights Act of 1965. The act had two major provisions. The first outlawed discriminatory voter-registration tests. The second authorized federal registration of voters and federally administered voting procedures in any political subdivision or state that discriminated electorally against a particular group. This act also said that certain political subdivisions could not change their voting procedures and election laws without federal approval. The Civil Rights Act of 1968 was yet another act that helped end segregation. This Act was signed by President Lyndon Johnson after Martin Luther King’s death. It banned discrimination in most housing and provided penalties for those attempting to interfere with individual civil rights. All of these acts were passed as a result of protest and leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and many

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