Even after Brown, the South met the changes with fierce and violent resistance. When CORE started their freedom rides, the activists were brutally beaten time and again by Southern whites opposed to change in their way of life. For many whites these were welcome changes that finally address the issue of racism and civil rights for all, but for the large population in the South the government telling them what to do did not sit well at all. These feelings of unrest caused many reactions from whites and blacks alike, but for whites in America these changes would rest deeply for years to come. Blacks have struggled to gain acceptance since they first were encountered with the injustice and inequality that dwelled in our country.
Together with local community leaders, King produced and distributed nearly 7,000 leaflets persuading blacks to completely avoid riding to buses work, town, school, or elsewhere. Instead, people should take cabs, carpool, or walk. King was worried that the boycott was unethical, would turn violent, or would intimidate blacks However the boycott was succsessful with nearly 100% participation... ... middle of paper ... ...not yet become a total reality. African Americans have gained some social equality, however; blacks have not been fully recognized as an accepted group of people in the American society. Also, African Americans continue to struggle against stereotypes placed upon them because of the poverty in the inner cities.
Also, many famous court cases arose during this movement when people started to challenge the court system; because, of the unequal rights between whites and blacks. Some of thes... ... middle of paper ... ... ways. Therefore, keeping this movement powerful, keeps the United States moving forward; even though it was hard getting use too. In conclusion, the Civil Rights Movement was the most touching, difficult, and the most rewarding movement in history. This movement was hard to get through, people lost their lives and were abused for no reason at all; however, and they kept fighting for their rights.
The Brown v. Board of Education case was a start of many that began to transform American Democracy. African-Americans soon realized that they had to do something if they wanted to gain their rights back. They saw that they all had the responsibility to fight back against the government’s decision of de jure segregation. Many saw that they had to use the path of civil disobedience as portrayed through Martin Luther King Jr., but the rise of Black Nationalism made many people around the country forget that they had a responsibility as a people. Militant groups and leaders such as the Black Panther Party and Malcolm X started riots and “rebellions” that not only showed that they were very serious about gett... ... middle of paper ... ...journey on the road to integration when they first stepped foot on the American continent, but now had earned their right to be treated equally with their white brethren.
These words do not even compare to the hatred of the Ku Klux Klan. Klan members would often resort to vigilantism and violence to rid African Americans of their society. For many years this organization instilled fear among African Americans in the United States. Still after reconstruction efforts and the civil rights era the Ku Klux Klan continues to be an immoral issue and a problem in modern day America. The Ku Klux Klan, commonly referred to as the KKK or simply the Klan, dates back to the immediate days after the civil war according to Carnes Nightriding with the Klan (103).
However, these facilities were not equal in anyway. So the African America... ... middle of paper ... ...en have this “destined date with freedom,” at which they can stand alongside their fellow brothers and sisters and be First- Class Citizens and be done with racial discrimination for the whole world. Since the beginning of America till after the Jim Crow era, the African Americans have been humiliated, been considered inferior, and have been denied their basic given rights. However, even with this treatment, the African Americans did not give up or lose hope. They were beaten and imprisoned for their beliefs as shown in the sources above, but they continued to fight for racial integration and to also rise and stand up for themselves and equality.
It was a time of brutal altercations, with the civil rights movement and the youth culture demanding equality and the war in Vietnam put public loyalty to the test. Countless African-Americans, Native-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, women, and college students became frustrated, angry, and disillusioned by the turmoil around them. African Americans had been struggling to obtain equal rights for scores of decades. During the 1960’s, the civil rights movement intensified and the civil rights leaders entreated President Kennedy to intervene. They knew it would take extreme legislature to get results of any merit.
Slavery has been going on a while and the people were fed up with it so they begin to fight back and show how they felt in Alabama and against racism as many blacks marched and did sit ins for their rights. Many whites still did not wan... ... middle of paper ... ...terary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol.
Birmingham was a hard place for blacks to live in at the time because of how segregated it was and many threats of violence blacks went through. "I am here because injustice is here". While Martin was in jail, he wrote a letter explaining why he broke the law. "Two days later, the Birmingham agreement is announced. The stores, restaurants, and schools will be desegregated; hiring of blacks implemented; and charges dropped against the protesters".
Living in the South Growing up African American in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, between the late fifties and early sixties, was tough. As a black person people went through a lot of racial profiling, discrimination and course racism throughout the South just because blacks wanted a change and were tired of being mistreated by the whites. Superiority meant a lot to the whites so they were not going to allow the blacks to make any changes of any kind. So, black took their chances by trying to make a change because their rights were not being protected as the Constitution said they would. Many people were threatened, beaten and harassed by the Ku Klux Klan trying to fight for black’s rights like voting.