Abolitionism In The Civil Rights Movement

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Civil Abolitionist The civil rights movement was a very important time for black people in America. It was a time when black people really stood up and spoke out against the injustices that were going on in the nation. The civil rights movement is a very essential part in learning the evolution of American history as well as learning how far African Americans have come in society today in terms of equality and place in the social hierarchy. “One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Gandhi in India, and Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes” (King Jr.). The civil rights…show more content…
The Civil rights movement was very organized in terms of scheduled march's and having leaders to lead the march. The civil rights movement was also documented and televised which made the movement known worldwide. Some of the civil right leaders included Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Minister Louis Farrakhan. Famous events that these leaders helped to assemble include the march in Selma, the Million Man March, and the march on Washington. These peaceful protest would help African Americans eventually gain equality as well as the rights that they were entitled to according to the founding fathers. “You can't build any kind of organization if you're not going to surround yourself with people who have experience and skill base beyond your own” (Schultz). This quote helps to explain why the civil rights movement was much more effective and successful. Since they were well organized their strategies were much more effective, thus eventually helping their voices to be heard by the white people in power. On the other hand, the abolitionist movement was not as organized due to the lack of leaders as well as communication that would help them organize themselves to address one certain issue at a time. This way they would be more effective even if they did not have an extremely large population of…show more content…
Both movements were beneficial in establishing a base so that African Americans could gain rights to freedom and Equality. Although they were similar they had their differences in how they were organized as well as to how large the movement was. The civil rights movement was more organized than the abolitionist movement. The civil rights movement also occurred in more places all over the nation compared to the abolitionist movement that occurred in the northern states. Until this very day everyone is not equal and people are still fighting for certain rights but the civil rights movement and the abolitionist movement paved the way so that blacks and whites could be integrated and interact with each other. “My people have a country of their own to go to if they choose...Africa...but, this America belongs to them just as much as it does to any of the white race...in some ways even more so, because they gave the sweat of their brow and their blood in slavery so that many parts of America could become prosperous and recognized in the world” (Baker). This quote sums up why blacks and whites should really be equal within America; however, there are countless reasons to why blacks are equal to
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