People wanted their rights badly, and the Selma to Montgomery march was a way to make that possible. The march from Selma to Montgomery was also a big part of the civil rights movement because it lead to the voting rights act, which made voting possible for everyone. If the march didn’t happen the voting rights act would never have been signed, and African Americans still be denied their right. So the march from Selma to Montgomery was a big part of the civil rights movement because it lead to the voting rights act and it gave people
Executive Order 8802 impacted The Civil Rights Movement as it gave African Americans a voice in the workforce and socially as well. In modern day history, Executive Order 8802 granted The United States’ a first black president, Barack Obama. As a country, The United States has experienced many hardships and accomplishments, but it is what makes America a strong country. FDR took a grand leap in issuing Executive Order 8802 ,as it changed the lives’ of many who had been stripped of their voice for years, and finally began to regain it with Executive Order
Around the end of the 19th century, there lived many people wanting equality between races. Two main leaders of the African American community that emerged during that time were W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. All though both of these men were fighting for the same cause, they disagreed greatly with each other relating to the strategies that could be used to create progress in both the social and economic aspects of how African Americans lived and were treated. The two conflicting philosophies of these men are still affecting how we think of racial inequality, social class injustice, and much more; to this day.
When the union won the civil war in 1865 it gave millions slaves their freedom but there was a bigger process in rebuilding the south. As Andrew Johnson in 1865 new southern state leaders passed “Blacks Codes” to control the behavior of former slaves and blacks. Many people in the north were very upset about these codes. since the North was very upset with this indecent that happened. It wore away their supporter known as the presidential reconstruction and led to victories of the radical parts of the republican party.
After the Civil War, African Americans went from bondage into gaining liberty. Twentieth President James A. Garfield stated, “The elevation of the Negro race from slavery to the full rights of citizenship is the most important political change we have known since the adoption of the constitution.” However, the centuries of racism, prejudice, and devaluation took its toll on Southern society, and they would take another century before all Blacks could vote unhindered. The ratification of civil rights legislation created only a beginning of a change because the Emancipation Proclamation failed to free all slaves, Whites did not view Blacks as social equals, and most Southern Whites would not cooperate with the new laws. The Emancipation
Many government officials were involved in attempting to suppress the African American race. The African American race showed persistence and tenacity in fighting for their rights. Most African Americans in this timeframe were born in the United States therefore they should have been given the same rights. We cannot deny that rights and freedoms were given to African Americans that allowed them to stand up for their rights. Many changes did occur and laws passed as a result of this.
Despite many people’s concerns that Malcolm X was dangerous, the assassination of Malcolm X was unjust because of the work he did to achieve civil rights for African Americans and was a result of a power struggle within the Nation of Islam. The first reason Malcolm X’s assassination was unjust is that he worked hard to achieve civil rights for African Americans through increasing the membership in the Nation of Islam. Many people didn 't realize that the Nation of Islam grew because of his leadership. On a website with little-known information about Malcolm X it says “As a result of his efforts, membership in the Nation of Islam grew from only a few hundred at the time of his conversion to about 6,000 in 1955 and then to an estimated 75,000 in the early 1960s. Non-Muslims also took note of his fiery oratory, including author Alex Haley, with whom he would collaborate on his autobiography.” (Greenspan, Jesse pg 2).
Short term impact: Nat Turner led a rebellion against whites and slave owners, killed 55 people and left whites terrified that there would be other slave rebellions so they made more severe slave codes. Long term impact: In the United states now we do not have slavery and that is mainly because Nat Turner stood up to slavery through his rebellion. He also inspired others to stand up for themselves. Thesis: Nat Turner was a brave, daring, rebellious, African American slave that took a motivational stand against slavery because he was tired of seeing innocent people suffer for no reason, this was the impetus for the civil war. The Heart of the story: Nat Turner led a rebellion of slaves that took a big part of ending slavery and he let people know everyone should be treated equally.
They had many more rights than they had before however they still experienced a large amount of hate. African Americans migrated during the Great Migration due to poor living conditions and treatment in the Southeast of the United States (Phillips 33) . “For many blacks, their departure from the South was a response to, and a defiance of, the coercions used to keep them bound to segregation” (Phillips 39). In the 1920’s, treatment of African Americans was different, blacks were able to do more such as getting a job however, some felt as though the hate they would get for it wasn 't worth it. Although, there would always be challenges that African Americans would have to face such as landowners supporting the passing of laws meant to control the mobility of blacks, limit their wages, and minimize their chance to purchase and own land (Phillips 33).
Discrimination against black voters was also a major issue of the time. Many white supremacists believed that the African-Americans lacked the intellectual capacities needed to vote, and did everything in their power to prevent them from having a part in the democratic system. The grandfather clause was adapted in the late 19th century, and its true intent was to deny poor, uneducated African-Americans the right to vote. However, a move was finally made on the blacks ' behalf, and the 15th amendment was passed, which stated that the "right of citizens