Following the economically successful post-WWII period, the 1960s decade was characterized by the upheaval of American norms at the time. No longer would various groups of people conform to the legislation and social norms of the United States. The Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement best illustrated this resistance against the status quo. Although these movements were made up of similar people, their tactics were immensely different. The Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement provided a foundation for student activism on college campuses.
African Americans have the ability to do as a white can do. The only difference between a black and white is the color of their skin. This realization made African American want to fight for equality. African Americans started the civil right movement Even after the Emancipation proclamation the African Americans in southern states, still had to deal with oppression, segregation and racial violence. Civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and others got tired of the law “separate but equal”.
The Black Power movement is recognised as a more radical group of civil rights campaigners who believed in separatism amongst black and white Americans. They were known to approach the civil rights issue using more revolutionary tactics than those of other civil rights seekers, for example, Martin Luther King’s. However, their intent was not always violent; their goal was to give black Americans equal health service, education, etc. Although most of their efforts resulted in bringing negative impact on the civil rights movement, the Black Power movement also had positive impact on the social and economic status of African-Americans. Black Power divided the Civil Rights Movement.
How the Jim Crow Laws Oppressed African Americans Racism has been a prominent issue throughout american history. It started when American Colonists traveled to Africa and kidnapped people, bringing them back to America and putting them through extremely harsh conditions. As time progressed slavery had changed its course and the North won the Civil War, and President Abraham Lincoln announced the abolishment of slavery. Although slavery had been (verbed), the tension between slaves and slave owners was greatly present. White slave owners still desired power over their former slaves, but with the reconstruction of the government and the creation of the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments they no longer had the ability to control
The mission of the Civil Rights Movement was to gain equal rights. Because of our skin color, we did not have the same rights and privileges that white people had. Black people felt mistreated, and they wanted equal rights. Therefore, the colored people started a fight against the social systems and public authorities that had taken these rights
The tactics used civil rights movement of both the 1950’s and 1960’s were different helped them succeed in different ways. During the late 1950s the tactics that were used were political, while in the early in 1960s they used social and political tactics to get their goals achieved, but in the late 1960s the tactics that were used were primarily economic and social, In the 1950’s, the civil rights movement was very successful because activist showed the level of racism and segregation in the south. The tactics and resistance made in this time period helped achieve desegregation because and the resistance that the activists dealt with just made them become more aware in the media and hopefully spread nation wide. One major tactic the activists used was political.They used this tactic in the Brown vs Board case. The NAACP had its team of lawyers put the case together to begin integration.
The Civil Rights Movement was the movement that changed history for the African Americans. They had been struggling for many decades to be able to vote and now they can. They have faced the struggles of being ostracized from society, being sold, born, and forced into slavery. They were not liked well when they were apart of anything dealing with politics. The Civil Rights Movement was a successful movement in terms of helping the African Americans.
But there sacrifices were not in vein as things have improved. They made the ultimate sacrifice for their descendants soon to come. But their actions did achieve many goals.They eradicated Jim Crow laws which oppressed black people for too long. All they needed to achieve a great change was great leaders. And at this time they found some of the most inspirational and powerful speakers which sparked all of their pent up emotions.
African Americans had a hard time in the South between 1955 to 1968. The civil rights movement was a non-violent protest to renew black rights. Great Leaders fought in peace with people without using their fists. History.com states, “Nearly 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans in Southern states still inhabited a starkly unequal world of disenfranchisement, segregation and various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence.” First, racial segregation in the South made it hard for African Americans to live and or do much of anything in white communities. In 1955 racial segregation continued in the Southern region of America.
Segregation was a large cause of the civil rights movement. Segregation is the separating of different groups such as your religion your salary, your color and more. An example of that is African Americans and whites sat on different sides of the bus. One side of the bus where the