The Movement that Revolutionized the Civil Rights: Black Panthers

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The Black Panther Movement made a progressive contribution to the US and civil rights. In order for a person to understand what the Civil Rights movement was, they would need to understand what political movements were involved, that made a big impact on the Black Community. What was the Civil Rights movement? The Civil Rights movement lasted from the late 1960s and early 1970s. But, the Civil Rights was not born during that time. When Abraham Lincoln was President, he had signed an agreement named the Emancipation Proclamation. This Proclamation was addressed to emancipate all of the slaves that were written on paper. If they were to leave their job as a slave they would have had no where to go and no money, so they still worked for their previous slave owners to get paid and have a life of their own. Other than Abraham Lincoln, who practically saved the black race, there were many others who were involved in the civil rights. They themselves created their own movement inside the civil rights to help give the black community freedom of speech and to stop the government from what the black community thought was racist.
Rosa Parks, was a Civil Rights activist who was best known for the incident on the Montgomery bus. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white male who demanded she seat herself in the ‘appropriate colored’ space located at the back of the bus for black men and women. Her defiance to the law that day became known to the world.
Martin Luther King Jr. led one of the most important boycotts during the civil rights. He was an African-American Civil Rights activist who presented the “I Have a Dream” speech, which has been recognized as one of the most touching speeches worldwide. Rosa Parks, Martin L...

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...on to create equality was too ideological. The members of the Black Panther knew that their goals were impossible to reach. There is a movement called the “New Black Panther Party” that deals with the issues that the Black Panthers never completed. Possibly, if the Black Panthers had tried more to fit into the community and had been less radical, their party may have lasted longer which would have led to greater effectiveness.

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