Civil Rights: The Most Significant Events In The 1960's

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The 1960s in my opinion might be the most impactful time period in the United States history for the exception of the United States Independence from England and The Emancipation of Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln. The 1960s brought a lot of changes for the minorities within the United States and also for the new generation of women. A lot of things were accomplish in the 1960s from minorities like African Americans, Latin Americans and Native Americans finally were given some type of rights in the United States to the men landing in the moon and idea presented by President John F. Kennedy and that many believe that it could not be done, but by the end of the decade it became a reality. John F. Kennedy also was assassinate, but before …show more content…

Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was on the biggest civil rights fighters, the words that came out of his mouth were tremendously powerful and On August 28th, 1963 Martin Luther King showcased his most famous speech “I Have a Dream” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. The speech single handily brought the nation to its feet that day. 200,000 people of all races came and supported that amazing civil rights event, to many this event is consider to be the highpoint of the non-violent civil rights movement. This event and many more like sit-ins, marches and many other forms of protestation gave the African American community equality. African Americans quote on quote received equal rights as White Americans, they got to go to privately own public businesses without having to deal with the harassment and discrimination from the owners also the racism from the authorities did not fully stopped but it was significant difference between how it was and how it came to be. African Americans finally got the recognition and the rights they had always …show more content…

People all over the globe were standing up for their selves and for what they believe was the right thing to do. Many loss their lives in these movements, but no death impacted their country like the death on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4th in Memphis, Tennessee. King was conducting a movement for underpay Black garbage collectors when he was shot by a white assassin. The events that follow the tragedy were just horrendous, riots took over the ghettos all over the country that’s how important and powerful Marin Luther King was, he might have been more important to the American People than the President himself. The 1960s was the definition of American

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