Analyze The Consequences Of The Civil Rights Movement

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Civil Rights movement began officially 1955-1968 , the movement began as African Americans were being discriminated against. Martin Luther king jr and Malcolm X rose to influence the fight for African Americans. Martin Luther king jr and Malcolm X who although wanted to fight against discrimination had different ways of approaching the cause .For example , Malcolm wanted to fight back through violence and Martin Luther King jr he believed that violence was not that answer . This was known as the Civil rights movement. The Civil Rights movement was a political movement was the moment rising between the whites and the African Americans. The civil rights movement centered on the American South, where the African American population was concentrated…show more content…
One such as preventing them from voting. One, Literacy test , Blacks were required to pass complex tests that were graded by white election officials in order to vote. Two, Poll Taxes, Some states required people to pay a fee in order to vote, and Finally The Grandfather Clause, If a person could prove that his grandfather was eligible to vote prior to 1867, he could bypass the literacy tests and other barriers; because no blacks could vote at that time, they had to pass the difficult literacy tests. Several Supreme Court decisions have tried to weakened the Civil Rights amendments such as in Plessy v. Ferguson it segregate public transportation , Separated but equal .In the south where most of the black population lived, Jim Crow laws for example prevented African Americans limited interactions between the races in the parks, libraries, schools, restaurants, bus stations and many more public facilities. The Civil Rights movement was a political movement , to rise against discrimination . Because of this many rose with the Civil Rights Movement in order to stop discrimination against African Americans. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) began fighting racial segregation and discrimination . Then Rosa parks refused to move from her seat to the colored section of the bus. The Civil Rights movement was growing from Teenagers to basically leaders trying to stop
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