Legal Issues In The Civil Rights Movement

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Civil rights was the most important reform during 1945 and 1980. The civil rights movement was a movement fighting for African-Americans equality, privileges, and rights. The Movement was centered around the injustice of African -Americans in the South. African American faced racial inequality, lack of economic opportunity, and unfairness in the political and legal processes. In the late 19th century, state and local governments imposed restrictions on voting qualifications which left the African community economically and politically powerless and passed segregation laws, known as Jim Crow laws. Therefore the movement focused on three main areas of discrimination to address, racial segregation, education, and voting rights.
Racial segregation is the separation of humans into ethnic groups. Segregation affected many African-Americans day-to-day life, forcing them to go to separate restaurants, water fountains, public toilets, schools, and even making them ride the back of the bus. In 1955 African-Americans in Montgomery, Alabama formed a boycott in protest of the segregated seating on the city buses, In response to Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, getting arrested for refusing …show more content…

Many groups throughout America began to use the same tactics used in the Civil Rights Movement. For example, in the 1960s, Native American, Puerto Rican, and other minority groups across America shaped themselves after the African-American youth in Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Black Power Movement. These particular groups drew inspiration and began to see how their experiences were the same as African-Americans. In addition to these minority groups were inspired by African-American youth of the 1960s, the liberal white student antiwar program, were also heavily influenced by the experiences of the black freedom

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