African American Violence And The Civil Rights Movement

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African American Rights Movement Violence. Fear. Segregation. These are the things African Americans had to face in the South. African Americans had a hard time in the South between 1955 to 1968. The civil rights movement was a non-violent protest to renew black rights. Great Leaders fought in peace with people without using their fists. states, “Nearly 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans in Southern states still inhabited a starkly unequal world of disenfranchisement, segregation and various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence.” First, racial segregation in the South made it hard for African Americans to live and or do much of anything in white communities. In 1955 racial segregation continued in the Southern region of America. African Americans protested non-violent wars, but were not lucky enough at that time. Second, leaders like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. Andrew Goodman, Malcolm X and many others fought like a lion but without violence. Rosa Parks took a stand on a bus, instead of giving her seat up like she was “supposed” to she sat their protesting. This serious action led to the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott which lasted more than a year. A few years later Martin Luther King Jr. stated his famous, “I had a Dream” speech. After those few years in 1957 the movement led to the establishment of the SCLC with Martin Luther as the leader of the organization (“Civil Rights Movement”). Even John F. Kennedy was being pushed for a new civil rights law.

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