History Essay

387 WordsApr 25, 20122 Pages
Taj Campbell American History II While majority of white Americans did not pursue equal rights for African Americans in the 1950s and 60s, African Americans aimed to improve better conditions for themselves and to acquire equal right since they were mistreated and often discriminated for mostly everything. It was not until the 1950s and 60s, where they rose and took part of the most influence civil right movement of all of history. Through many organizations like The Black Panthers, SNCC, people saw that conditions for African Americans needed to improve so that they could be equal as them. Though it was not easy to improve conditions for African American, they were met with violence and resistance from whites who did not want to help them achieve their goal. Therefor for years it was a battleground for the progression of equal opportunity and to gain the respect they needed. Many African American leader need to gain the attention of whites to help them in their goal for equal rights for themselves and others. In Document 5 it explain how African Americans used tactics to gain white support from Freedom marches, freedom rides, and sit-ins. While majority of these were happening, the African Americans usually song spiritual Hymns dated back to slavery days. It was to remind themselves of their purpose for this movement and to never give up on something they have their eyes on. While many whites looked at this as nothing, African American treated this as hope that one day they would be equal and treated. Stated in Document 3, one of the most influential leaders of the Civil Rights movement was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He used passionate speeches and rallies to gain support for African American rights and his determination inspired other people take part in this glorious movement and make a difference in the world. In Document 7 it explains that one of the

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