Alexus Bell: Impact Of Civil Rights Law

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Civil Rights Impact of civil Rights Law Alexus Bell The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s improved the economic conditions of African Americans, fostered economic growth in the United States, and helped to advance democracy within the society. Civil rights are the protections and privileges given to all citizens by law. Civil rights are rights given by nations to their citizens within their territorial boundaries. Human rights, on the other hand, are rights that individuals have from birth (Internet).When citizens in civil society find that their civil rights are not being granted; they may form civil rights movements to claim equal protection for all citizens. They may also call for new laws to stop current discrimination (Jaken). Through…show more content…
The emerging leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous "I have a dream" speech. Continued protests, boycotts and marches gradually convinced the American populace to seriously consider major changes to the way blacks were treated in America (Levy). The Civil Rights Movement ended when Dr. King was assassinated in 1968 . So many educational changes began changing after 1968. Dropout rate of African American students 16 to 24 declined from 20.5 percent in 1976 to 13.0 percent in 1996 (Roy). High school graduation rates among African Americans have increased substantially in the past 20 years and drawn much closer to the high school graduation rate of whites (Roy). Men were not the only fighters for Civil Rights but Women were overlooked much time in the Civil rights Movement. Some Women like Ella Baker, Septima Clark and others risked their lives and worked tirelessly, but history has often overlooked them (Levy). In 1955, Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Ala., sparking a mass boycott by thousands, mainly black women domestic workers who had long filled the buses’ back seats. Today they are still making their mark in America. Most NAACP members and most local branch presidents are women…show more content…
Black workers got a chance to find jobs in a variety of previously in accessible industries. Along with the growing incomes of these workers, the industries started getting higher revenues. Also, the Civil Rights Movement fostered the advanced of democracy in the country as the representatives of other in races got inspired to unite and fight for their rights. Thus, the Civil Rights Movement contributed to the growth of our country. Sources: Berry, Michael. Civil Rights. 1996. http://www.42explore2.com/civilrights.htm Levy, L. W. Civil Rights.1989. www.historybits.com/civilrights.htm Mead, Margaret. The Women’s Rights Movement (1848-1998). http://www.nwhp.org Janken,Kenneth R. The Civil Rights Movement:1919-1960. www.sahistory.org Patterson, James T. Turning Point: World War II civil rights http://www.vahistorical.org Roy, Candace. The civil Rights Movement.
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