How Did African Americans Impact The Civil Rights Movement

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Did the troubles and harm African-Americans faced need to occur in order for America to wake up and realize the things they were doing were inhumane? Would The Civil Rights Movement still have the impact it did on society had things gone different? The Civil Rights Movement is a very impacting point in time for many people all over the United States. It not only impacted the African Americans, but everyone-- even those who did not want to get involved. It marks an important period in time for it was a movement dedicated towards equality, and fought against discrimination. Though like any point in history, a lot of conflicts arose due to violence and unfairness the Blacks faced, simply because of the anger from the Whites. This led to events …show more content…

They referred to these limits as Jim Crow Laws. Jim Crow was a racial system that was created to enforce anti-black laws. Around this time, Whites were considered the “chosen ones” leaving Blacks to be inferior to them, and this created a pathway to these laws and encouraged them to treat African Americans poorly. Not only were African Americans excluded from public transport and facilities, juries, jobs, and neighborhoods, they were also limited and restricted from their rights as Americans such as voting or getting involved politically. Ultimately, these laws were seeming to become more and more effective, helping White Americans on one of their main goals; to ensure that Black men were not able to …show more content…

95 years later, there were many states who chose to ignore this amendment, despite this law being in the United States constitution. This was mostly seen from the states in the South. During the time when the Civil Rights Movement was in effect, African Americans were faced with many troubles due to their desire to vote. They were faced with poll taxes, literacy tests, and other obstacles that restricted their voting rights. They were intimidated, harassed, or even physically harmed to keep them away from just registering to vote. This led to a small number of African Americans who were actually voting, and a very large majority of whom were not. In 1964, Civil Rights leaders held many peaceful exhibits, allowing for issues with voting rights to be looked upon once more. Though the African Americans had come peacefully, many were harmed, and even murdered, drawing the attention of the Nation, convincing President Johnson and Congress to create national and effective voting rights laws. On August 5th, 1965, the voting rights bill was created and was to be passed by the Congress. After being signed on August 6th, 1965, the Voting Rights Acts was passed and was ready for immediate effect thanks to President Johnson, marking history, and taking a step towards equality for African

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