Dbq Civil Rights Movement In The 1960's

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During the Civil Rights movement in the 1960’s, shifts in the political and societal views were very apparent. Through out the time era, we saw figures of great importance and the strength of activists are its highest. The build up of severe racism and discrimination led to the beginning of the civil rights era, which led to several divides in blacks, as well as a beginning of a more enriched society.. The Civil Rights era had several key events leading up to the full force of the movement - including bus boycotts, Freedom Riders, and the Little Rock Nine. Once the movement began to increase in involvement, many supporters were gained. The biggest key to understanding why such a large following was gained was the surprising knowledge of the …show more content…

Stokely Carmichael participated in many non violence issues prior to his statement “The society we seek to build among black people is not a capitalist one. It is a society in which the spirit of community and humanistic love prevail.” (Document E) The issue of violence versus non violence was very prevalent, in the case of the Civil Rights movement. A quote by the Black Panther’s minister of defense says that “the time has come for black people to arm themselves against this terror before it is too late.” (Document F) The view with violence was skewed, with some stating that the police were the cause, and others that the black people were at fault. The frequent clashes of opinions on this caused a great divide in the black community between those who thought that violence was the only option, and others who thought anger shouldn’t be shown through conflict. In modern times we still see this division between those who want racism to be destroyed through violent action and those who want a peaceful way. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was a group that promoted this nonviolent act. They believed that “the redemptive community supersedes systems of gross social immorality” (Document A) Despite their involvement in peaceful protests, they tried greatly to separate themselves from Dr. King, with the understanding that the only group who could make a difference was the youth. They

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