Explain Why The Civil Rights Movement Made Little Progress In The Years 1950-1954

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Explain why the civil rights movement made little progress in the years 1950-1954 (12 marks) The 1950s was a revolutionary decade for the civil rights movement. This decade saw the first major victories for civil rights in the Supreme Court, the development of nonviolent protests and the transformation of Dr. Martin Luther King, into the movement's dominant leader. The modern Civil Rights Movement got its start in the 1950s as returning African-American experts from World War II began demanding equal rights. However the civil rights did not emerge immediately after the end of ww2 but did manage to progress towards the end. It was a period of time when many reform movements took place to stop racial discrimination and racism against African…show more content…
The consequences of the cold war and the emergence of the two super powers also made civil rights movement make little progress- the USA and USSR who were a threat to one another so because of such conflicts between the two there was regression of the civil rights movement. There were no well-known leaders in 1950-54 who were motivated and willing to make change and make civil rights movement’s progress. However after the Second World War people began to realise that a transformation was necessary so civil rights movement began to progress then onwards. Inspirational leaders including Truman Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall saw the incident of Rosa Parks and realised so Truman desegregated armed forces and improved aspects of life for the African Americans. The help of the NAACP also helped civil rights to progress because the group wanted to fight for the rights for African Americans. Overall the civil rights movement made little progress before the Second World War but after this event there was more progression when many people including inspirational leaders began to understand the wrong so were desired to make an adjustment for the
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