King’s speech had a very positive effect for African-Americans (“Baughman” 2) since it had emphasised how horrible African-Americans had it, even after the Emancipation Proclamation. Even though the March on Washington did not end segregation and discrimination itself, it had pushed for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to be signed, thus giving the marchers a sense of self accomplishment. The March on Washington had not made an impact on the civil-rights bill; however it had made an impact on the nation and on the world (“Siebold” 4). In opposition, there were some negative effects that were apparent after the March on
This was an idea which was unthinkable just a couple months before, and now African Americans were in the government, deciding what bills to make, or pass. They represented the interests of all African Americans, and they started to make decisions based on ones which would make their lives better, because they still faced many hard ships even though they were now equal to whites. African Americans greatly shaped the outcome and consequences of the Civil War. They were the cause of it, they played a key role in the battles, and they effected the political make up regarding African Americans, of not only the South, but the whole country. If the African Americans had not played a role in the war, the north may have still won because of their size, but the odds are that there would still be slavery and or segregation in the United States
In terms of reviving rights for the minorities, civil rights movement made it as one of the innovative movement of the 90s in America. Even though it failed to erase the De facto segregation which caused the African American face tedious times in the employment sector, it still did considerable amount of success in holding its legacy. Martin Luther King Jr. could be said as the most intellectual civil rights leader which made the episodes of brutality over the blacks get notified by the southern white leaders. Soon enactment of 15th amendment granted the blacks the right to vote, making the blacks the right of their say in the political department of the country. “it is estimated that thousands of Black men used their votes to help keep the Republicans in power.
The fight wasn’t just for the porters, it was for maids, and any other positions African Americans held on the Pullman Trains. Two years later the Pullman Company agreed to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters terms but Randolph eventually removed the company from the American Federation of Labor because they failed to fight discrimination. He went on to the newly formed Congress of Industrial Organization. The change did not improve how African Americans were treated so Randolph warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt he would lead a march of thousands of black men in Washington. This tactic forced Roosevelt to issue an executive order barring discrimination in defense industries and federal bureaus creating the Fair Employment Practice Committee.
On June 28, 1964, the Black Nationalist leader Malcolm X delivered a very powerful speech. A speech called “By Any Means Necessary”. During the time of speech, the major issue of the United States was gaining the true rights of an African American. Although Slavery had been abolished, blacks were still treated as less than human. Over the years, they worked hard to get their rights and are continuing to do so.
Before the boycott, African Americans in Montgomery were down and out -- they worked in the worst working conditions with least wages and faced plenty of hardships to vote. But Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat to the whites was a loud voice for all the African Americans who suffered the pain of segregation, and grabbed the entire country’s attention to the African American civil rights movement. Out of her heroic stand, the civil rights movement made a great stride toward freedom and equality in American society. Eventually, their hard-won gains have brought us nearer to the ideals expressed by Martin Luther King …. the goal of bringing African American their born equality freedom back to
The world has changed a lot with racism and discrimination but there is still more to change. The Civil rights movement impacted many people and places through the time period of 1954-1970s. Living here in the 21st century and learning about the Civil Rights Movement really makes me appreciate every day more and more knowing i don 't have to worry about all of the discrimination, hate, violence, and most importantly disrespect. I personally think every person no matter the color of their skin should be treated the same. People nowadays still discriminate to blacks and other nationalities.
For this reason, President Lyndon B. Johnson should signed the new Voting Rights and a federal achievement of the Civil Rights Movement. It marked the political and emotional peak of the American society. To conclude, Selma March was so important in American History, because it produced a time of change were American society was changing to the equal society that we know in our days. Of course it was taking some time, but they were the pioneers to do it. But they were fighting to their rights and they also demonstrated that they can get their rights without any kind of violence or doing bad actions.
The Reconstruction Amendments established rights for African Americans that led to negative responses from white southerners. The establishment of slavery is one that was in effect for 245 years. Nevertheless, social advancements that were contributed from the 13, 14, and 15 amendments allowed for many new opportunities for African Americans. These were the first amendments made to the constitution in 60 years and are important because they mark the beginning of the Reconstruction of the Sought post Civil War. These legislatures carried with them many positive and negative responses from the citizens.
This can be seen through the treatment and rights of Africans Americans in the time period. Most of the African Americans had non combat roles in WWI due to racial reasons, however they began to take more combat roles as WWII as they were granted to. As time passed by from the 1900s, African Americans can be seen to obtain more rights and equality. The war years could be seen as crucial to the development of obtaining their rights through their military service as well as affect the social and economic impact of the war. They helped put African Americans into a more successful position of equality, while supporting United States in winning the wars by becoming soldiers, marine corps, army air corps, and freedom flyers in World War