Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Dbq Essay

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The 1960s era was quite the controversial time, debating between if segregation was the way to go or the complete opposite, integration. African Americans during this time were fighting for equality and acceptance in their communities. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 specifically outlaws any discrimination, this meaning :race, color, religion, sex, and etc.In a community, working together brings unity and equality in the environment. Malcolm X thought segregation was the path to follow, but separate doesn’t mean equal. “We encourage Afro- Americans themselves to establish experimental institutes and educational workshops, liberation schools, and child- care centers in Afro- American communities.” (Doc. 5) “...(W)e have to learn how to own and operate the businesses of our community and develop them into some type of industry that will enable us to create employment for the people of our community so that they won’t have to constantly be involved in picketing and boycotting other people in other communities in order to get a job.” (Doc. 7) He believed that working seperate meant having a greater chance for equality, but less income growth and property value in all areas of communities.…show more content…
believed in integration between races for everyone to have equal opportunities. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. We hold the truths to be self- evident that all men are created equal.” (Doc. 2) “Let us march on segregated schools until every vestige of segregation and inferior education becomes a thing of the past and negroes and whites study side to side in the socially healing contest of the classroom…” (Doc. 4) Martin Luther King Jr. believed everyone is created equally and everyone has a chance to be great no matter the
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