Civil Rights War

Taylor Baldwin

The amount of degree that the civil right moment has contributed to the United Sates as more of a equal society, by changing the way we treat people with different skin color. Civil right has made a huge impact on the United States, some people are racist but the United States has changed for the good. Times when the civil right moment was hard for black people, because people died to change the way their country was during that time. The time when black people were treated differently was a hard time to deal with all the murders and the segregation.

Tactics and strategies that were used in the civil rights moment were peaceful and nonviolent. The SCLC asked president Eisenhower for a white house conference, and when he refused to have a conference over 25,000 people of the SCLC responded by marching the the Lincoln memorial. They also called for nonviolent struggle, boycotts, work slow-downs, and strikes. The sit-in rapidly spread across the United Sates in the 1960's. Rather slowing downing the sit-in's, arresting people who participating in the sit-in's publicized them which cause 50 sit-in's to hit American cities within three months. meanwhile nine students created a national crisis ad they tried to be the first African Americans to enroll at the newly desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Out of the sit-in's the SNCC was formed in April of 1960, which soon became a powerful force for the civil rights. The movement took advantage of another Supreme Court in 1961 which expanded the segregated on interstate travel to include rest stations, restrooms, and restaurants. Like the lunch counter sit-in's, more activists arrive to fill the seats of the jailed and beaten riders. 328 people were arrested when they finished. in the summer of 1964, COFO brought in a thousand activists to Mississippi to register voter, teach and help developed as an alternative to the segregated state branch of the Democrat Party.

A larger campaign was underway in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, where a selective buying boycott was pressuring local business for equal access ans it-in's in Birmingham. Kneel-in's disrupted services in all white church's. Demonstrations continued on which resulted in violation of the court order barring further protest, which resulted in hundreds of arrests, including that of the King. Youthful protest were met with police dog's and high-pressure water cannons.

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