To What Extent Was Opposition from Politicians Responsible for the Failures of the Civil Rights Campaigns Between 1945-55?

890 Words4 Pages
Mathew Millard. To what extent was opposition from politicians responsible for the failures of the civil rights campaigns between 1945-55? There are many factors that affect what happened to the civil rights campaign between 1945 and 1955, these range from Plessy vs. Ferguson and terrible protest techniques held by the campaigners themselves, I will be looking into the factors that caused the failures of the civil rights campaign and who or what is to actually blame for failures. The protests held by the African Americans to gain civil rights were an extreme point for the failure of the civil rights campaigns. The NAACP’s offices in the southern state were shut down to prevent any form of protests for civil rights in the south. CORE journey of reconciliation highlighted that while African Americans enjoyed de jure rights, they weren’t seeing what they got realistically. In 1947 there was limited amount of picketing visible by the civil rights campaigners, only small protests were seen and they had no aid in change. When the African Americans won the brown v. board they had been proud of the victory, but in hindsight the victory was only de jure meaning what they won wasn’t put into practice. The lack of picketing shows that the civil rights campaigners were subject to limited protest so they never did much towards helping. The NAACP closing in the south was because of the huge segregation and all the southern leaders of the states believed in segregation and therefore wanted it to be closed down. In the south there was an extreme nature of discrimination, as if its been in peoples families for many generations, they feel discrimination is the only correct way to live. We know this by the police supporting the KKK; they never went after anyone in the KKK or prosecuted anyone for murders or discrimination of coloured people even if illegal. In the south
Open Document