The Impact Of The African American Civil Rights Movement

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The African American civil rights movement was an ongoing movement that lasted from (1954-1968), in an effort to end racial discrimination, segregation, and inequality. African Americans at the time were banned from associating with any of the white community, and were banned from most white public facilities, such as schools, hospitals, restrooms, waiting rooms, restaurants, just about everything. Signs like “whites only,” were posted on buildings to keep African Americans out, but this did not stop there movement. The movement created many leaders, fighters and ultimately a new plan to stop the racial discrimination against the blacks in the south and all around the country. Many African American leaders had a huge impact in this nonviolent…show more content…
A man by the name of Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League baseball when he had joined and played for the Brooklyn dodgers. Jackie Robinson ignored the fact that segregation was a huge issue, and he became the voice for many African Americans to fight through the harsh name calling and abuse, and make a name for you - a true hero, indeed. Rosa Parks, another inspiration and true hero too many, “challenged the law of tradition, and on December 1, 1955 she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger” (pg13) and she was arrested. This provoked a response by local black leaders, who had formed the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA). This group had then led to an even larger organization led by Martin Luther King Jr, known as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957. Martin Luther King urged to demonstrate nonviolent protests. As you can see from one event that happened involving a black women and the denial to have a seat on a bus, the black community was there to act and show that you cannot break them down, and they will continue to fight for themselves. Leaders such as these are why I believe the African American population began such a strong movement towards eliminating racial
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