The coverage of the event brought supporters from across the nation to Selma, bolstering the number of marchers from 600 to 2000. King led them to the bridge, once again blocked by State Troopers. The minister led them in a prayer on the bridge, and the troopers parted from the road in response. However, fearing another brutal beating, King turned his protesters around and returned to Selma. Even if they did not make the march all the way to Montgomery, the nations eyes were opened fully to the exact measure of what the Civil Rights supporters
This one small action led to the start of the Civil Rights Movement. December 5, 1955 was the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott which lasted 381 days. King served as a spokesman for the boycott. Protesters faced harassment, violence, and intimidation, but they endured it and kept going in hope for a brighter future.
On top of that Martin Luther delivered his speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before more than 200,000 people on August 28,1963. Martin Luther’s main purpose was to show the people of America, the deep depths of segregation and separation and how the negro still suffers today as he quoted- “One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished … in his own land”. He also uses some crucial events that had occurred in the past like the Emancipation Proclamation which was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in January 1st 1863. He also used words from the supreme court-
The media named this event as Bloody Sunday because of the marchers were chased and barbarically attacked by the troopers and police by clubs and tear gas. It triggered the outrage all over the nation. And by the call of Doctor Martin Luther King, many people included white and colors from many of the states came to join another march that led by himself on March 9th. The march was returned peacefully. However, on the night of the same day, James Reeb, a white minister that came from another state to join Doctor King march, was attacked to death.
During July of 1941, millions of jobs were being created, primarily in densely-populated areas, as the United States prepared to enter World War II. These densely-populated areas had large numbers of migration, specifically from African Americans, who sought to work in defense industries, but were often met with rejection and discrimination within the workplace. A. Philip Randolph, a civil rights activist and president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and other black leaders, met with Eleanor Roosevelt and members of the President’s cabinet. They demanded action from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to be taken towards eliminating racial bias in the workplace; they threatened to commence a March on Washington if an executive order was not
King lectured in all parts of the country and discussed race-related issues with religious and civil rights leaders at home and around the country. King became increasingly convinced that nonviolent resistance was the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom and the fight for equality. In Birmingham, Alabama, in the spring of 1963 King’s campaign to end segregation at lunch counters and in hiring practices drew nationwide attention when police turned their dogs and fire hoses on the demonstrators and protesters. King was jailed along with large numbers of his supporters, including hundreds of schoolchildren and hard working citizens. Although behind bars king refused to be silenced, while he was in the Birmingham jail he wrote a letter of eloquence in which spoke his reasoning of nonviolence:
A small group of African-American and white civil rights activists began a series of bus trips throughout the American South on May 4th, 1961 and the years that followed to take a stand and call for change against the racial segregation that was taking place in America at the time. The Freedom Rides were organised by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), a US civil rights group. The African-American riders set out to test the 1960 decision that segregation of interstate bus terminals was unconstitutional. They also attempted to use 'white-only' restrooms, lunch tables and waiting rooms. It proved to be an extremely dangerous mission, they were met with hatred and violence.
Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act 1964, a law that Kennedy proposed before he died, that would ban segregation and try put an end to discrimination in the South. This protected civil rights for all as it outlawed segregation in public places, such as in schools, and it prohibited racial discrimination in any federal assisted undertaking. To ensure desegregation, organisations such as the Community Relations Service and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission were formed. Support for Johnson increased from African Americans. (He managed to claim Presidency in 1963-1964 with an overwhelming victory against Senator Barry Goldwater, whose support came mainly from white people in the South.)
“I Have a Dream...” Analysis On August 28, 1963, Civil Rights activists gathered around the memorial of Abraham Lincoln, the man that ended slavery and opened up a new world for African Americans through signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Unfortunately, African American still were not free. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the “I Have a Dream” speech that has gone down in history as a glimmer of hope for the Civil Rights activists fighting for African American freedoms. In this inspiring speech, certain rhetorical devices were used to grab the audience's attention such as, anaphora and metaphors.
The 1955-56 Montgomery Bus Boycott, a protest against segregated public facilities in Alabama, was led by Martin Luther King Jr. and lasted for 381 days. The main goal was to end racial segregation and discrimination against the blacks , and to also secure legal recognition and federal protection of
The images of this event were shown all across the nation and even the entire world showing peaceful people fighting for their rights and were met with an unjust brutality by the police This only helped the Civil Rights Movement because it brought shame on Birmingham. The strange thing about this is the black community of Birmingham was afraid to participate because they would be the ones
The McDuffie riots had a huge impact on the black community of Miami, The city of Miami, and The national government. Actions previously taken and their impact today. “The actions of the rioters were that they looted and burned down white owned stores.” (Floyd). “The riots would get tear gas and burn down stores and all you could smell is tear gas and smoke.”
They were also on the bottom of the industrial chain. The continuance of these problems had a disastrous effect on African Americans and their families. The Black Panthers Party eventually began to stand up for themselves and fight back. They strongly believed in self-defense.
The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr In early April 1968, shock waves reverberated around the world with the news that U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. A Baptist minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), King had led the civil rights movement since the mid-1950s, using a combination of powerful words and non-violent tactics such as sit-ins, boycotts and protest marches (including the massive March on Washington in 1963) to fight segregation and achieve significant civil and voting rights advances for African Americans. His assassination led to an outpouring of anger among black Americans, as well as a period of national mourning that helped speed the way for an equal housing bill that would be the last significant legislative achievement of the civil rights era.