Civil Rights Movement
By: Sarah Parmenter
Effects of the Civil Rights Movement
The Civil Rights Movement has greatly changes the United Stated for the better. The Civil Rights Act and movement have given people better college educations (and school in general), better paying jobs, and more regardless of the color of their skin.With the civil rights movement all races can get out of poverty and better their lives as the days go on. Although racism will never fully go away, many people who fought for this movement made the world a little more equal and got rid of a great amount of racism in the places they call home.
Throughout the readings of this flyer, you will get a better insight and understanding of how, and how much the civil rights movement has gotten America to where and who we are now. You will see the lives of the people who help change the world and what they did to end segregation and racism to make the world a more equal, and safer place.
Strategies & Tactics
Civil Disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey a certain law, demands, and commands of the government, or of an occupying international power. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and many other people used this strategy. During the civil rights movement lots used this strategy to change the ways and laws of the government and to bring segregation to an end.
Withdrawal from commercial or social relations with country, organizations, or person as a punishment or protest. The bus boycott was a huge factor in the civil rights movement. When Rosa Parks got arrested for not giving up her seat to a white person, the blacks refused to ride the buses until they were desegregated. The majority of people that rode the buses were blacks, so the buses lost a lot of business and money. Some people had to walk 14 miles to get to work because of the refusal of riding the buses. All of the money and business loss forced the bus and the government to stop the segregation on the buses.
This was a rural and urban strategy to build a mass movement. People who use this strategy are very determined to change and do something. These types of people will do anything they can to fight and prove their point to make a difference. During the civil rights movement, people tried anything in their power to show that segregation was cruel and had no purpose. By using this strategy, it got people even closer to desegregation.
"We knew there was a possibility that we might die, but once you lose the fear (of dying) there is nothing else (after that)." -Catherine Burks-Brooks
Campbell was arrested several times for helping people like him fight for their rights. Once while on his first few days of being in jail, he wrote a letter explaining the situation to his family. His father too the letter to a black newspaper and had it published with a picture of Russell on the front. A woman by the name of Viola Liuzzo called as many people as she could to do anything she could to help. Liuzzo was shot and killed by the KKK while trying to heed the call to Martin Luther King Jr. Even after 50 years, Campbell explains that he still feels guilty for what happened to Viola, and if he hadn't sent the letter she wouldn't have been killed.
"My mind was set on changing things. Anything that tore down the walls of segregation was not illegal, it was a necessity." -Russell Campbell