Executive Order 8802 worked to eliminate racial bias in the workplace, however discrimination will always exist. However, with the help of Executive Order 8802, as a nation, the United States has accomplished many things in relation historically. Historical moments like The Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s forever changed the United States. African Americans had been free for almost a century, but did not have civil rights. Executive Order 8802 impacted The Civil Rights Movement as it gave African Americans a voice in the workforce and socially as well.
In 1963, the March on Washington became the largest display of civil rights activists the country had ever seen (“The March” 1). The March was one of the most notable and respected Civil Rights Movements in the country. Even today, the March on Washington affects us, we even have a day for the man who made this all possible, Martin Luther King Jr., the author of the famous speech, ‘I have a dream’. ‘I have a dream’ was the main speech on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. had spoke in front of the Lincoln Memorial where the March had taken place. 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.
10 As life in the South became increasingly difficult, African Americans began to migrate north in great numbers. He allowed for assistance to the black American community because he wanted racial sameness. A major accomplishment of the Renaissance was to open the door to mainstream white periodicals and publishing houses, although the relationship between the Renaissance writers and white publishers and audiences created some controversy. Factors leading to the decline of this era include the Great
To make blacks actively participate in political matters by doubling the number of black voters, thereby transforming an old isolated black to the “new negro” was an important goal of the crusade for citizenship program. However, the crusade failed to meet its goal of doubling the number of black voters. Both external and internal factors caused the result. First and foremost gaining the right to vote confronted a fierce opposition from whites. Whites’ challenges were: economic threats, gerrymandering and requiring a literacy test pass for voters (illiteracy was a big problem for blacks at that time).
Racism in America has been around for centuries however it was in the 1960's that the attitudes of many Black Americans started to quickly change and they realized they wanted equality. Out of this, The Civil Rights Movement emerged which was a peaceful social movement that strove for equal human rights for black Americans. The leader of the Civil Rights Movement is no one other than Martin Luther King Jr. In his book, Why We Can't Wait, King tries to convince Black Americans to realize their reality, remember their roots and important and mainly, to seek changes to social conditions and attitudes. The intro to King's book can be split into three individual sections, each having its own meaning.
One of his biggest accomplishments was doing the civil rights march. He traveled all around the world to give non violence speaches.He did many rallies for civil rights. ALong with those rallies he freedom speeches. He had more rallies and had more people attending. His speeches were political.
After the Civil War, African Americans went from bondage into gaining liberty. Twentieth President James A. Garfield stated, “The elevation of the Negro race from slavery to the full rights of citizenship is the most important political change we have known since the adoption of the constitution.” However, the centuries of racism, prejudice, and devaluation took its toll on Southern society, and they would take another century before all Blacks could vote unhindered. The ratification of civil rights legislation created only a beginning of a change because the Emancipation Proclamation failed to free all slaves, Whites did not view Blacks as social equals, and most Southern Whites would not cooperate with the new laws. The Emancipation
More job opportunities began to open up therefore, there was an increased need for skilled workers. Companies thought it was a great idea to hire African Americans who would be more than willing to work, grant them a smaller pay and have their business continue to thrive in the prosperous decade. The white leaders of the industry often took advantage of policies to ensure that African Americans would be confined to the least desirable jobs with the lowest wages (Phillips 33). Within the jobs, workers would also be faced with discrimination. The African Americans would receive death threats in their place of work almost daily and were made to feel as if they were only there to benefit the economy (Phillips 39) For many years in American History, African Americans only received training to be skilled workers, as it didn 't seem necessary for them to receive any further education (Blanton 1).
People wanted their rights badly, and the Selma to Montgomery march was a way to make that possible. The march from Selma to Montgomery was also a big part of the civil rights movement because it lead to the voting rights act, which made voting possible for everyone. If the march didn’t happen the voting rights act would never have been signed, and African Americans still be denied their right. So the march from Selma to Montgomery was a big part of the civil rights movement because it lead to the voting rights act and it gave people
Martin Luther King, Jr. Pursuer of Equality If Martin Luther King Jr. did not have the courage to speak out and experience life-changing events, the world we live in today would be very different. In America, Martin Luther King Jr. is acknowledged as the leader of the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world by ending segregation, so people of all races would be equal. During his trip to equality, he risked his life, hosted protests and boycotts to gain freedom and equality for all African Americans. Because of his actions, everyone in America is welcome and treated the same.
People always want to demand their essential rights from government’s restriction by passing new laws. There was a period when people demanded their rights in the 1900s. Within the United States, most African Americans’ rights were denied by state governments. Hence, in the 1960s, they took a stand on requiring their rights through the Civil Rights movement around the country. During this movement, the Voting Rights Act was significant and for the reason is that this act gave African Americans a chance to participate in US politics by their votes.
On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of people marched to support freedom. They marched up and down Constitution and Independence avenues in Washington D.C. before the long awaited speech. They wanted to listen to the dream that Martin Luther King Jr. had, and they wanted to be the people to make that dream real. The March on Washington was an important part of the Civil Rights Movement, including the “I Have a Dream” speech. The effects of this event can still be seen today, and have changed how our nation has developed.
Not only did these men change sporting history but perhaps more they also changed human rights history. In America in 1968, the civil rights movement was at its very height. For years, African Americans had struggled to get equal rights as Americans and with the civil rights movement and activist trying to make a change by protesting and rioting to end the racial segregation. At the time, several segregation was put in place to divide the people of colour and white Americans. The Jim Crows Law a state and local law put in place in 1890 by the government in southern states; this law had a huge disadvantage to the African Americans as it had impact to their education and how they were treated in society.
In the times before the 21st century, African American citizens were not treated as equal as other citizens in the United States. During the 1960’s, a man, by the name of Martin Luther King Junior, rose up against the racist oppression to bring equality to all. On August 28, 1963, Martin gave a speech in which he proclaimed his dreams of a new, free America. After his speech, African Americans were given the unblocked option and right to vote, so that no one could deny them this right. Even after Martin 's assassination, African Americans were able to have more rights ,as well as, new public and social abilities.
The Civil War was a conflict between the Union and Confederacy over the abolition of slavery. There were many individuals white and black that had a major impact on the victory of the Union Army. Both whites and African Americans fought bravely and valiantly, but for African Americans the Civil War meant so much more to them than it ever could for the whites. The Civil War meant freedom, it meant that African Americans could live their life according to themself, instead of according to their masters. It meant that it brought African Americans one step closer to being equal to whites in the society’s eyes.