Social Rights In The Civil Rights Movement

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“The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our faith. We saw ourselves doing the work of the Almighty. Segregation and racial discrimination were not in keeping with our faith, so we had to do something.” -- John Lewis The civil rights movement started in 1946 and ended in the late 1960s, it was started by African Americans to end discrimination against them and gain equality. The variety of movements were mostly nonviolent and they did it to protect their individual, economic, political, and social rights in America, regardless of their sex, skin color, or birth origin. The movements were about a lawsuit in court to mass protest in cities. Inequality has always been around for centuries and the most affected by it was African American. But starting the American Revolution, a lot of abolitionists try to change that by ending slavery and giving rights to African Americans. When slavery ended in US, African American were still being oppressed and they were not treated the same as white people and didn’t have many rights. Starting the twentieth century response to the segregation started in the armed forces. Colored people were not given the same benefits as white people. For example, the colored people were delayed in their entry into combat and they had to wait around 3 years to start their combat training while white men were accepted in months even though the military needed more
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