Public places for the whites were much better than the places the African Americans got. “A rainbow color of people” (Yuri Kochiyama) protested and fought for desegregation. At the end laws made it so you cannot segregate people by their color, race, or gender. There were a lot of people in the civil rights movement, but some people were better known than the rest of the protesters. One of the most known Civil rights activists is named Martin Luther King Jr. or MLK Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia and is known for his “I have a dream” speech.
Laws were formed to support People of Color 's rights, but none were actually applied. Rights or opportunities for minorities to be equal did not exist (Segregation1). It took years and years for people of color to have the rights they were born with. With more hatred between races, hate groups form, constricting the communication between groups. Many schools in the south are Examples such as the KKK and the Jim Crow laws became to form as so in a way, remind minorities that they were not equal (Segregation2).
Annabelle Wintson Bower History 8A March 12, 2018 Title Although the slavery was abolished in 1865, the rights given to African Americans were not nearly equal to those of white Americans. After slavery was abolished, inequality in American society ran high, and many laws were put in place to restrict the rights and abilities of African Americans. Some laws include the Jim Crow Laws (1870 to 1950s) and the Supreme Court Ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) that ruled that there could be “separate but equal” facilities and services for people of color and white Americans. These policies and laws were unfair and discriminatory towards people of color and change was desperately needed. The Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 to 1965 pushed the Civil
The individuals who were being victimized the most and the lack of justice the 1968 Fair Housing Act did were new to me. As stated in the ninth chapter, middle-class African-Americans were the ones being victimized by mob actions. In my mind, every African-American was being victimized. I did not take into consideration that only a select few African-Americans were able to have the opportunity to move into white neighborhoods. These African-Americans could afford the housing since they often had higher occupational and social status than their white counterparts.
Roosevelt. The executive order that it enforced was executive order 8802 which prohibited discrimination within the defense industry. This order was created in response to outrage by African American leaders at the fact that African Americans, who were fighting, like anybody else, were forced into segregated units and still faced discrimination upon returning home. The defense industry refused to cooperate with the FEPC up until 1943 when FDR had the budget of the committee increased and replaced part time staff with full time staff around the country. The committee succeeded in allowing African Americans to assist in the war effort, but was dissolved in 1946 by a mostly southern led congress.
The civil rights movement was an organization to end segregation. The movement gave colored people the same rights whites had. Before the movement things for colored people didn’t go good. Most of them were slaves. They had no rights to education, to restaurants, and job.
Even after slavery was over people of colored were still being treated unequal to the white people, they did not have the same benefits and rights that the white people had. Segregation and discrimination were still a thing, black people couldn’t use the same bathroom, classroom, and had to sit in the back of the bus. According to African American Odyssey “On July 26, 1948, President Harry Truman issued two executive orders. One instituted fair employment practices in the civilian agencies of the federal government; the other provided for "equality of treatment and opportunity in the armed forces without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin”. Rosa Parks also knew as the mother of the freedom movement ’actions contribute to the Civil Right Movement in a major way.
Rand Paul once said “The government has a history of not treating people fairly, from the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II to African-Americans in the Civil Rights era.”(Brainy Quotes). In Louisiana, receiving equal rights was probably considered impossible in the 1960’s. Segregation was insurmountable to escape; everywhere you turned there were signs stating “Whites Only” or “Colored Entrance”. The blacks, although citizens of the United States, were still separated unfairly. Citizens that did nothing to deserve the discrimination they drew in by others were ridiculed for the color of their skin, the way they were born.
Racial segregation remained throughout most of the country until the 1960s. African-Americans did not possess the political rights that were granted to white people during this time. At this time, the civil rights movement pushed for equal rights and desired to change the nation’s laws and practices in regards to segregation. Protests and calls for self-reliance influenced equality across the country. With the civil rights movement came the “rebirth of feminism, the Chicano movement, gay rights movement, and the American Indian movement” (Henretta, 817-818) The West contested with Native Americans, while the South was involved in racism towards