The Civil Rights Movement

Battle Between Color

Civil Rights Contribution

The Movement showed equality. How being treated differently because of your color was really absurd. African Americans mostly protested along other races as well. For the first time since the Supreme Court ruled on segregation in public schools in 1954, the federal government had a means of enforcing desegregation; they had finally segregated schools. Thanks to all the non-violent protests that occurred before this.

Strategic Tactics

Between 1955 and 1968, acts of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience were used against activists and government authorities. Forms of protest and civil disobedience included boycotts such as the Montgomery bus Boycott in Alabama; sit-ins like the influential Greensboro sit-ins in North Carolina; marches, like the Selma to Montgomery marches in Alabama; and a wide range of other nonviolent activities.

Inner city riots in black communities from 1964 through 1970 undercut support from the white community. The emergence of the Black Power movement, which lasted from about 1966 to 1975, challenged the established black leadership for its cooperative attitude and its nonviolence, and instead demanded political and economic self-sufficiency.

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Civil Rights Movement Participants

Malcolm X was one of many participants in the civil rights movement. An Activist and outspoken man. Assassinated by three men and no one knew why but mostly to keep malcolms mouth shut.