Descriptive Essay: The Civil Rights Movement

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History discursive essay: Civil Rights: Madison Crews The Civil Rights Movement in America was a campaign of civil society protest carried out by African American sin order to achieve racial equality. Direct, confrontational action was the most important tactic used because its mass nature brought both international and internal scrutiny to racial inequality despite the backlash these actions faced. Furthermore, this action was often successful and facilitated the passing of many vital laws despite the fact that other tactics such as civil suits were also successful in this regard. Direct, confrontational action can be defined as a nonviolent, provocative protest with a set, published goal and includes marches, sit-ins and boycotts among others. These forms of direct action are mass events and due to their mass nature are often extremely well covered by the media. This coverage caused both internal and international scrutiny on the inequality African Americans faced and helped pressure the government to pass civil rights laws especially since the USA was already under international scrutiny for her involvement in Vietnam. Both the …show more content…

In events that utilised direct action such as; the Selma to Montgomery March, the Montgomery bus boycott and the Birmingham campaign, the outcomes of each of these events was a law ensuring an aspect of equality passing. The result of Selma to Montgomery was enforced voting rights, the result of the Montgomery bus boycott was the desegregation of busses and the result of the Birmingham Campaign ultimately helped the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to be passed. These laws are major successes for the Civil Rights Movement and furthermore shows the success and extreme effectiveness of direct, confrontational action as a tactic and hence cements the statement that direct, confrontational action was the most important tactic due to its

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