The civil rights movement was a protest that took place across the majority of southern states in the United States protesting the discrimination of blacks. Blacks were treated with much less respect than whites post-Civil War and they finally determined a change. The road ahead of them was a very difficult one if they were expecting any change to happen. Much controversy was caused and hundreds of protest, riots, and sit-ins occurred. There are many familiar names associated with the civil rights movement such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X.
Even through all of the threats King received, after going to jail and having his house bombed, he persevered and pressed on against segregation. This was only another of his many achievements that greatly affected the civil rights movement. One of King’s most popular achievements was the Birmingham Campaign. King organized large groups of students to march from the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church to City Hall. Eugene Connor, Birmingham's commissioner of public safety, met the students with fire hoses and and police attack dogs.
“The war that ensued started at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, on April 12, 1861, and lasted four years”(Confederate.., pg1). The North and South were quite different, so during the Civil war, each side had advantages politically, socially, economically, and demographically. One of the Advantages the North had was Political. The South seceded from the Union because they feared the end to slavery, so when they left the union they had no government. After all of the states seceded, they announced the creation of the Confederate States of America.
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
To support this legislation 200,000 demonstrators marched on Washington for the largest Civil Rights demonstration in United Stated history. The Civil Rights movement was a long time in coming. African Americans were fed up with the way they were treated and something had to be done. This great social movement emerged due to an unpredictable combination of social changes and local grievances. It became one of the most powerful forces in America and caused Americans to take notice of the social injustices around
Mike brown was also a African American male who was targeted by police, during his arrest police used unnecessary force to hold brown down. He said repentantly that he couldn’t breath and police disregarded what he was saying, this lead to mike browns death, when tried the police faced no penalty for their actions, this had a major impact on social media and lead to the hash tag “I can breath” people on social media used this expression in remembrance of mike brown, these 3 words go more in debt in the issue with police brutality. Mike brown became a huge impact on the issue of police brutality in social media. I only gave a couple example but there are unfortunately plenty more, the racial profiling and targeting of African Americans by police didn’t stop there. The African community felt like something bigger had to be done and this has started the on going black lives matter movement, a activist movement created by Alicia Garaz, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tomiete.
His power to be able to organize large crowds of people would empower these communities to fight for change and justice. A monumental error that I’ve seen these communities display is their level of angry towards the enemy. It is understandable that they are enraged and their feelings on police brutality are strong, but Alinsky would be disappointed in their actions. He wouldn’t have allowed the burning of buildings and robbery of community stores because at the end of the day, these places are part of the community. Therefore, I believe that Alinsky was a man that planned out rallies with networks of people to reach an endpoint that would benefit the community and he is much needed today.
Bull Conner used dogs and fire hoses on protesters. His plan to drive them back backfired on him and it made the country realize how brutal the situation was. I think that the civil rights act was the most important of the laws because it desegregated all public places except for schools. There was a great amount of segregation before the Civil rights act of 1964 was signed. Most of the segregation is just because of how we look.
Fredrick Douglass was an enslaved African American who escaped slavery and became a leader of the abolition movement. Douglass wrote two novels which would become bestsellers and this would really help in the abolition movement. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln became the first republican to win an election. During the civil war which took place in 1863, Abraham Lincoln was against slavery in America and he said that after January 1st all slaves that where on rebel territory shall be free people. Then in 1865 slavery had not existed anymore.
Fans, citizens, and even players on the Brazilian national team criticize and protest the acts of the governing footballing bodies and acts of the government itself. The fans and citizens protesting the building of new infrastructure for upcoming sporting events has led to the deaths of many (AAA, 2014). Even players like Dani Alves have protested against racism