Minorities In The Civil Rights Movement

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The civil rights movement was a mass movement for African Americans to gain equal opportunities, basic privileges and rights of a U.S. citizen. Although the beginning of the movement dates back to the 19th century, we saw the biggest changes in the 1950s through 1960s. African American men and women, whites, and minorities, led the movement around the nation. Racial inequality in education, economic opportunity, and legal processes were the most prominent places in need of social reform. Minorities were politically powerless. The movement addressed three areas of discrimination: education, social segregation, and voting rights. The minorities fought for their rights through legal means, negotiations, petitions, and nonviolent protests. The

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