What would today look like without them?
Did the Civil Rights movement really bring more justice and equality to the United States?
Some of the various tactics/plans used for the movment.
Marches are another method commonly used during the civil rights movement. These marches led to important places for example the Washington Monument. Were the infamous ¨i have a dream¨ speech was given. A majority of marches we cut short do to severely brutal beatings from cops whom did not agree with various beliefs.
On the flip side there were leaders such as Malcolm X whom took a very aggressive stand point. He influenced his followers to retaliate when treated wrongfully. This led to many more beatings and much more violence during speeches and meetings. Also this made it much more difficult to make a good impression.
Boycotts were the non-violent methods used for positive goals and ideals.
Led by huge historical figures such as MLK and Malcolm X.
Malcolm X agression
This picture shows the ideals of Malcolm X do no initiate issues yet, do not do nothing... retaliation and resistance is ok.
The Top 5 Events!
- The March on Washington-- Is the top event being the day of the infamous "i have a dream" speech. This event held almost 200,000 blacks and whites at the Washington Monument.
- Selma to Montgomery-- This march was to help gain the right for blacks to vote. Also this march was re-attempted 3 times, following brutal beatings and stoppage at the Edmund Pettus bridge.
- 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing-- This racially motivated terrorist act by the Ku Klux Klan showed people that whites are "evil" too.This event could not be ignored this now showed how racial issues were causing very powerful demonstrations.
- Birmingham Alabama 1963-- Martin Luther King Jr. led a peaceful protest to break segregation laws. Followed by vicious fire hose, police dog, and baton attacks. MLK was also jailed in which he wrote "letter from Birmingham jail."
- The Albany movement-- This meeting declared a huge loss for MLK this set up some doubt for his success. Yet through this he continued to hold further meetings and prevail.