Over 200,000 demonstrators participated in the March on Washington in the nation’s capital on August 28, 1963. The purpose of the march was to gain civil rights for African Americans. There was a wide diversity in those who participated, with a quarter of all the demonstrators being white (Ross). Even southern people came to contribute which caused them to be harassed and threatened for coming to the march. The March on Washington became a very successful event for the rights of African Americans, and amended several peoples’ view-points towards the topic, even President John Kennedy’s.
World Book, 2014. Web. 31 Jan. 2014. Kauffman, Jill. “Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Issues & Controversies in American History.
Some were violent and others were not. Throughout this period in time, civil rights leaders inspired many other African Americans to protest for their freedom and their rights to be able to do the same activities and obtain the same conduct as the White American (Doby). In an interview conducted with Johnny Duncan, we both came to the conclusion of all levels of schooling, public transportation, and other every day places slowly, but surely, became integrated thanks to the specific movements that happened during this time. One of the first major events that happened was the Brown v. Board of Educatio... ... middle of paper ... ...come a long way in relations of integrating herself over the past years. Minorities all have equal rights and although there still is racism today, it is a lot less than there was back then.
No societal movement had a more profound effect on the lives of Black Americans than did the Civil Rights Movement. The status of Black Americans would be redefined to a revolutionary degree. Civil rights leaders including Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X would bring the cause to the national stage. Although the movement was plagued with violence and death, it was eventually successful. The South was radically changed from a society of Jim Crow segregation to a South where all men (and women) are truly created equal.
Martin Luther organized sit-ins, marches and boycotts. This was otherwise known as civil disobedience. King believed that it was now time to end segregation and discrimination in the South and throughout the entire country (Civil Rights 84). King helped bring together many blacks that were looking for peaceful solutions to racial oppression in the United States. King became the youngest man ever to win the Nobel peace prize in 1964.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated. 2014. http://history1900s.about.com/bio/Jennifer-Rosenberg-7900.htm. 13 April 2014. Wikipedia. Civil Rights Act of 1964.
By records, known history, and personal accounts, this paper will show how many people fought for equality and how the Civil Rights has had an affect on Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. The 13th Amendment was adopted in 1865 and it completely abolished slavery in the United States; however, ever since then discrimination has been one of the biggest issues in the United States, especially in the south, where Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana got the worst of the times. The 14th Amendment made the former slaves citizens and ever since then there has been continuous controversy. And the 15th Amendment proclaimed that no state can deny a persons right to vote. During Reconstruction, Congress passed many laws concerning the protection of African-American civil rights.
The Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014. “Abraham Lincoln (president of United States)."
Web. 13 Jan 2014. Wensley, Dana. "Dana Wensley: Conspiracy Theory Era Born the Day Kennedy Died." The New Zealand Herald.