Southern Civil Rights Movement Analysis

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In the journal article titled Legal Control of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, Academic scholar Steve E. Barkan summarizes past social and political movements during the Civil Rights Movement. Barker analyzes the success and failures of the movements by referring to two distinct types of social movements “Resource Mobilization” and “Political process” and their responses to white “Legalistic” and “Violent” attacks. Resource Mobilization focuses on how movements gain power by accumulating resources available to them(Unions, Civil rights groups, The Federal government, Northern support). The political process theory explains how groups are inspired to mobilize and how access to the political system is available to everyone. One of the PP

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