The Civil Rights Movement: The Women's Liberation Movement

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After taking this class and learning about the 1960s I wonder what the world would be like if The Civil rights Movement as well as The Women’s Liberation Movement had not taken place. According to ‘The Age of Great Dreams”, by David Farber, “While many- both in praise and in criticism-have exaggerated the impact of the 1960s on today’s America, those times explosive and they were the source for many of the changes with which we now live. As a result of what Americans did in the 1960s our country has become a very different place.”(Farber, 1994) The Civil Rights Movement called for an end to segregation, racism, discrimination but most importantly voting rights and equality for blacks. “Because of their skin color, they did not have the same rights that white people did for a long time. This injustice on African Americans led to a time of social unrest. In the 1950's and 1960's, blacks rose up to fight against the social systems and public authorities that had taken these rights away.”(Civil rights Movement) One of the most beneficial men of this movement was Martin Luther King Jr. “Dr. King is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history. Drawing…show more content…
This was to ensure that sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same work establishment was prohibited. The following year, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This was to protect women from being discriminated against in the work environment. In 1965, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioners (EEOC) was appointed to enforce the Civil Rights Act.” (Women’s Liberation
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