Violent Protest And Nonviolent Protest In The Civil Rights Movement

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Violent protest and nonviolent protest in Civil Right Movement In American history, the period of the 1960s always was considered a decade of great social change. This is the era that the group of lower class or color skin became stronger and more confident to assert themselves even though white people still dominated every aspect of American society. During this period, American Civil Rights Movements emerged everywhere, such as Native-Americans Movement, Women’s Movement, Latino Movement, and especially African Americans Movement. By that time, there are many varieties of actions that civil rights activists waged to seek to end racial inequality and secure rights in political, social, and economic for African Americans. However, two major ways of struggle were considered the most importance that impact to the success in the movement: the nonviolent protest and civil disobedience (explained primarily by Martin Luther King in his document "Letter from a Birmingham Jail") and violent protest (explained primarily by Malcolm X in his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet"). It is easy to realize the importance consisted of the method of nonviolence and civil resistance in the American Civil Right Movement when discussing Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. With a tone remains polite, respectful, even almost apologetic, and friendly, this letter was written in response to a claim made by eight white clergymen criticizing the actions and ideas of Dr. King and his group as
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