Introduction: The civil rights movement of 1954-1968 has made a huge impact on the history of African-American equality. All the great leaders of the movement have gone down in history for their courageous work and outstanding commitment to the civil rights movement. One of the most famous of the activists was Martin Luther King Junior (1929-1968) . King is still remembered today for his legendary speech entitled “I had a dream”.
The tactics used civil rights movement of both the 1950’s and 1960’s were different helped them succeed in different ways. During the late 1950s the tactics that were used were political, while in the early in 1960s they used social and political tactics to get their goals achieved, but in the late 1960s the tactics that were used were primarily economic and social, In the 1950’s, the civil rights movement was very successful because activist showed the level of racism and segregation in the south. The tactics and resistance made in this time period helped achieve desegregation because and the resistance that the activists dealt with just made them become more aware in the media and hopefully spread nation wide.
They wanted the oppression of African-Americans to stop. They wanted freedom for their people. Though they had differences, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. understood each other. They understood that each person is entitled to their own opinions and philosophies.
The Freedmen’s Bureau was started to help blacks be integrated back into society, and to teach them. This group was created by the Federal government. Radical Southerners did not like this idea at all. In return, they created laws called the Black Codes to oppress African Americans. These acts made sure the former slaves signed labor contracts, and they would be fined or forced into unpaid labor if they didn’t.
In conclusion, even though these men wanted the same thing; black equality, they went about creating it in different ways. Booker T. Washington mainly wanted to compromise his way with the whites into black equality. He urged blacks to deal with the discrimination for the time being and then to work their way up through society with mainly prosperity and hard work. On the other hand, W.E.B. DuBois focused on African-Americans being smart enough so that they could go anywhere in life. Education wise, he thought blacks should be exactly like whites, with a very high education and IQ.
Although the law changed, people were not as quick to the change, so African American were continually mistreated until others stood up for them and put their feet down just like Thurgood Marshall did in order to let African Americans gain equality. Marshall was a strong believer in the law and that things can and would change for the better like how he suggested "The Negro who was once enslaved by law
The Renaissance was more than a movement, it was a racial pride. The New Negro’s demanded civil and political rights. Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Claude Mckay, and many
The codes stated that even though people of color have some rights, they are not entitled to the same political or social equality of white people. The code stated that if a person of color made a contract for labor /service or such thing, they would be known as servants, and the one with the contract
According to Drake and Caytons’ Black Metropolis published in 1945, Bigger Thomas lived in the black belt of Chicago  – an area that the black population concentrated itself in as other groups migrated at their leisure. This was not a coincidence, as this occurred for several reasons. Primarily, the local hostility prevented them from expanding into better housing due to the restricted covenant . This was the unfortunate reality of blacks as homeowners and realtors came together and refused to sell to African Americans . For example, page 50 of Native Son hinted that Mr. Dalton owned the South Side Real Estate Company – a company that owned the slums where his family resided.
There were Black codes and Jim Crow`s laws which were like speed bumps for blacks on the way to a better life. Today we can say that the Civil war and reconstruction had a great impact on today’s standards of
Plessy vs. Ferguson, one of the bigger cases in the turning point for rights, gave the black community a big boost forward. There was a man named Homer Adoph Plessy that had a problem with the way things were going at the time and he wanted equal rights. But there was another man named John Ferguson who thought that everything was just skippy. They went to court to settle their quarrel.
White Landlords refused to rent to African Americans, which led many newcomers to cluster in all-black neighborhoods. In the 1920 's a section of New York City known as Harlem became the center of African American culture.
The author uses a variety of other works to support this analysis of dynamics of race, masculinity and power. However, in referencing newspaper articles, the author admits that these tactics effectively shifted the conversation of the female involvement in civil rights activities and addresses how the bias
In our country’s history, there have been plenty of periods in which we faced tragedy, loss, and destruction. While we always overcome, not all of us do. For some Americans, these tragedies have a far more compelling impact, affecting their chance at survival and success. For black Americans, since the beginning of their time in this country, there have been multiple events that challenged their rights as humans let alone citizens, but their drive and resilience towards freedom and equality to what is rightfully theirs prevails. The civil rights era of the 1950s ,though it did bring many accomplishments for African Americans through their relentlessness to overthrow racial segregation and discrimination, also heightened the tension of those