How Does Dancing In The Street Relate To The Civil Rights Movement

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Dancing in the streets: Civil rights “dancing in the street” was a song written for all the cites in the world who were facing racial discrimination during the 1950s. One of the cities mentioned in the song was Chicago. Chicago has had many racial problems during the 1950s, problems with gangs and whites fighting blacks. On 1966, Martin Luther, the leader of the civil rights movement, decided to have a plan for Chicago, which he named “Chicago freedom”. Plan “Chicago freedom” was supposed to help Martin and his followers of the civil rights movement, to be able to bring their civil rights march to the southern areas of Chicago to show why we should all be equal with one another. He was given the free pass to commence his plan right after he…show more content…
The riots began in Harlem following the shooting of 15-year-old James Powell, who was shot by an off duty white police man. Citizens record this act as police brutality but instead of putting the police to jail for police brutality they decided to let him go. After hearing this news, the citizens of Harlem decided to let their voices be heard by looting local businesses and breaking windows to certain places and to other officers. As soon as these riots began, more and more riots started all over the neighborhood, even to places that weren’t in Harlem. An estimated 450 arrests were made in Harlem and other neighboring cities. These riots continued for six days which helped the city of Harlem prove the point that they matter…show more content…
In a black community in north Philadelphia another black young man was gun down by another white police officer. This riot was the first of the civil rights era. Just like before, the register it as police brutality and just like that, they let the perpetrator go. Which then sparks the first riot of the civil rights era and which also ended just like the second one. Baltimore and DC had more of the segregated theme to its civil rights movement. Baltimore and DC were actually at the forefront of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. By desegregating some areas much earlier than the rest of the country, the city helped set in motion one of the biggest social movements in United States history. Taxi and bus companies began hiring African-Americans in 1951-1952 followed shortly thereafter by a voluntary desegregation of the Baltimore schools. The one exception to this was that department stores, and the restaurants inside them, continued to be very

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