How Did The Civil Rights Movement Change Between The 1950's And 1960s

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A numerous amount of alterations have been made throughout history, many of which were shrouded with controversy regarding the decisions made and how these decisions changed the social, political, and economic landscape of America. More specifically, throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s a major movement now known as the Civil Rights Movement was becoming more successful in changing the attitude towards racial segregation. The very controversial actions of the American government, such as upholding state segregation laws in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson, created backlash against the government as this incident in particular gave strong reasons for civilians to protest against their government for committing acts of inequality and discrimination against minorities such as the racial segregation between the black population and the white population, while also demanding effective change to prevent future incidents of racial bias against minorities. …show more content…

the Board of Education, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Birmingham campaign, the March on Washington, and important figures such as Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks, along with their actions and speeches resulted in attention from the media which encouraged the government’s decision to review and eventually put an end to segregation while also helping the black population gain a greater quantity of respect in society and politics. Of course, the effort to reduce discrimination did not begin in the 1950’s and 1960’s, but during much earlier years like the 1920’s and during World War two. However, the demonstrations and protests during the 1950’s and 1960’s is when the fight to end discrimination began to shift towards the eventual termination of segregation in American society and

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