How Did The Civil Rights Movement Affect Society

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Today, President Lyndon B. Johnson endorsed the Civil Rights Act 1968 also recognized as The Fair Housing Act. The purpose of the act was to end segregation and prohibit discrimination in lease, rental, and buying a home based on race, creed, and national origin. This was also an extension of the Civil Rights Act 1964 that prohibited discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, and national origin by federal, state, and several public places. The difference between them is the new act was based solely on equal opportunity for housing. Sadly, this is the best news the nation heard in days following the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a religious leader and civil rights activist who led the civil right movement in the 1950s. His actions led to the success of legal segregation of African Americans in the south, especially. Dr. King fronted a host of demonstrations to include the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott. The objective was to contest segregation on the public bus system. The Civil Rights activists believed there was a need after Rosa Parks, an African American woman decided not to give up her seat to a white passenger on the bus, which ultimately led to her arrest.…show more content…
There were several presidents heavily involved in making a change. Harry S. Truman eagerly changed the segregation laws by establishing a President’s committee to assess the status of civil rights, gather a report, and make recommendations. The committee’s hard work resulted in President Truman approving Executive Order 9980 and Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948. The Executive Order 9980 was meant for Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Forces. The Executive Order 9981 created a Fair Employment Board to eliminate racial prejudice in Federal
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