The civil rights movement had little impact with few significant improvements towards the overall goal of equality. Despite the 15th Amendment introduced in 1870, black people were still suppressed through de jure segregation. The Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896) ‘equal but separate’ decision confirmed blacks to be seen as second-class citizens. With Supreme Court backing, the case showed that there was still endemic racism in the country and institutional corruption in the southern states; two factors which would prove to hinder the movement. The Jim Crow Laws plus direct physical intimidation such as lynching enabled white people to maintain their supremacy through better access to education, higher-paid jobs and good housing, showing the massive social and economic division between black and white people at the time.
Whatever his intent, this would have kept them enslaved to the whites of the South. Blacks were segregated and treated unfairly for many years to come by the whites of the South. Their rights were ignored by many white leaders; while attempting to appear as though they truly cared about the welfare of the blacks trying to become productive and honest citizens of The United States. In some ways he was right to proceed cautiously as it could have led to many deaths, but sometimes one must make a sacrifice to allow others to truly
For example the Brown case of 1954 which overturned the Plessy vs fergueson case which stated that it was fine to be segregated if it is ‘Separate but equal’. This would be hugely influential in improving the lives of Black Americans as it meant that the clause could no longer be manipulated in different areas of life such as unequal public facilities such as transport and education due to the De Jure change. However the success of the NAACP was not a great success as it did not change De Jure victories into De Facto. An example is just after they won the Brown case, the NAACP had to fight another case in the courts which claimed that desegregation in education would occur ‘with all deliberate speed.’ This limited the improvement for Black Americans as it was too vague to enforce change, this was shown when in 1955 fewer than 750 out of 6300 schools in the South were desegregated. It also led to a greater opposition to civil rights on a local level with the creation of the White Citizens council, boasting 60000 members by 1955 which were later successful in intimidating Black Americans and ensuring that De Jure could not be enforced to form De Facto change.
Instead of preaching that one day the blacks would have equality and preaching wrong, Booker T. Washington preached to them that being equal is not what it is all about. He did this so the blacks would not lose faith and eventually give their hopes up on being equal. They ended up focusing on themselves and their brothers and dealt with the system. They accepted themselves as blacks into this nation. In today's day and age for example, there are people who are still racist, people who don't accept blacks because of their color and culture, but today blacks understand that and accept it.
Without the push and leadership displayed from these leaders who dedicated their lives to ending the horrors of slavery, segregation and unfair treatment the United States of America would not be living a fair life of equality and privilege. These 3 civil rights leaders and activists changed the way black Americans were treated and gained respect and acknowledgement of their lifetime of struggle with the white society. The civil rights movement of 1964 changed the laws regarding black Americans but of course it is impossible to change everybody’s state of mind on the issue. So as of today the coloured people still are fighting for acceptance from some people and are still waiting for the day when they can have total acceptance, as Rosa Parks quotes “I do the very best I can to look upon life with optimism and hope and looking forward to a better day, but I don't think there is any such thing as complete happiness. I think when you say you're happy, you have everything you need and everything you want, and nothing more to wish for.
The civil rights movement was an era that black Americans united together to end racial segregation and discrimination in the United States. Because African Americans were often treated differently than whites back then. Therefore, the civil rights movement outbroke, but it did not reached its peak until 1950’s to 1960’s. One of the most famous leader was Martin Luther king Jr. He was the man, who applied with non-violent tactic to led many protests and boycotts.
Martin Luther King, Jr. did not rescue a person from certain death in the traditional sense, but rather rescued our country from the social pitfall of segregation. At a time when black civil rights had no leader, King rose up and accepted the position. Through his passionate speeches, and massive marches and protests, King opened the eyes of the American public to the injustice
As the black vote was so limited it meant they really had no voice. The destruction of the equality laws was due to the lenience on the hate acts against blacks in the south. In the post war, years a group was formed going by the name of the Ku Klux Klan. Originally
Because of the large nature of the populace in the early days in America men and women, especially African American, without property were denied their rights to vote. In the American republic, such people were not accorded full citizenship rights. However, the people fought these archaic rules to liberate themselves. The historical struggle of the black people in America attained a peculiar significance in American history. The struggle by the African Americans ensured that the black people attained not only full citizenship, but also redefined the ongoing struggle for civil rights and liberties and how reliable governance should be implemented.
. . “Now class, say it all together, ‘We are a democracy.” (245). The U.S. say they are a democracy but yet the minorities always get less rights or are always judged; this is a perfect example of hypocrisy because Miss Maudie says that they are a democracy yet blacks and whites are segregated and they whites have more right than the blacks. Atticus is fighting for Tom’s rights he should have never been accused he is physically incapable to rape