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2000 Dbq Civil Rights Movement

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The woman’s suffrage movement of the 1800s and early 1900s as well as the civil rights movements of the 1950s and the 1960s, even though they were made up of a multi-ethnic group of people, the two movements actually had multiple of similarities such as the same goals and concerns. Both group felt appressed by society and both groups demanded basic freedoms and equal opportunities. As both groups sough to have their demand met, other issues became the major national focus. The main difference between the two movements is the fact, that in achieving their goal, African-Americans were calling for the enforcement from the government of their voting rights and end to segregation which still existed in the South, while the suffragists were calling for the right to vote for women. Dr. King once said “we must see the need for nonviolent activists to create the tension…understanding and brotherhood” (doc 7). King got his inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi. King along with the rest of the civil rights movements used the justice system as a way to get their point across, using the court case Brown v. Board of Education. The leader of the suffrage movement, Susan B. Anthony, once said “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God”. Women felt that because of their…show more content…
Events such as these cause these movements to seem very similar, and in multiple ways they actually are. However, because of as the television and the radio and because of the cheap prices almost every American owned one in their homes, the civil rights movement received more media coverage and because of that coverage it received more support. It’s important to recognize that although the movements used similar methods and had similar goals they had different leadership styles and drew their support in different
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