Civil Rights In The 1960s

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The Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s was one of the most significant and pivotal periods for achieving equality of all African Americans since the abolition of slavery in 1863 – the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. There was an ongoing conflict between the races of people who lived in the United States, predominantly black versus white. Black people were seen as inferior to that of white people and rights were violated on a continuous basis, purely because of the colour of that person’s skin.

The Civil Rights Movement’s ongoing struggle led to two distinct groups of black activists. One group was rather violent and radical, the Black Power movement led by Malcolm X who believed blacks should be self-reliant, due to the increasing
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Coretta Scott King had a major influence over Martin Luther King, and had a huge say in the decisions made by the Civil Rights Movement in moving towards democracy. As well as Betty Shabazz who also established a distinguished career in American activism, who to a great extent played just as much of a pivotal role in achieving change and equality for black people during the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s as she played a major role in organizing the breakfast program for African Americans living in the ghettos in the South and providing decent housing and…show more content…
(Source 3) the source further explains that Coretta Scott King continued to play a critical role in many of the civil rights campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s, performing in freedom concerts that related to the history of the civil rights movement. On the 2nd February 2013 the film Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King came out and the film ‘goes beyond their advocacy works and humanizes these valiant women’ (Source 4) the movie tells a bigger story that these woman stood together and turned their tragedies into triumphs and shows how both woman used their faith, family and friendships to advocate justice on behalf of woman, children, the poor and oppressed. They stood together and changed the world. (Source 4) furthermore proving how these woman played a major role, in bringing social change to African Americans just as their
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