The Civil Rights Movement
By Tony Sallee
The Civil Rights Movement in a nutshell
In today's day and age, the amount of people who are oppressed because of the color of their skin and their beliefs or sexual orientation has gone down a lot. Potentially due to the serious movements that took place during this time frame. In this paper I will talk about those movements.
Sit-ins are when the colored community decided to sit in the seating areas of the whites. They started with one college student sitting in the white area. He was asked to leave, but he didn't. Others started catching on, maybe this would make a difference, so they started nationwide. In the end, I think it did give people more power, but I don't think it was a major turning point.
A few other types of civil disobedience would be like when Rosa Parks didn't give up her seat for a white man. Different from the sit-ins that were being started, she didn't give up her seat and was immediately arrested. After this occurred, the colored community gave up taking any form of public transportation until the segregated seating was removed. This, as a form of strike, was very effective as it could have had a detrimental effect on the community,
Violent riots were arguably the most effective movements that the civil rights movements used. They would start fights, destroy things, steal things, and give an idea about just how strong a community really is. They had power, and they could use it. Malcolm X started and perpetuated the violent outbursts, as he believed that they were the best way to go. Martin Luther King Jr believed otherwise.
Martin Luther King Jr giving his speech, a major turning point in the movements.
"Separate but equal" Uh huh, sure
Shows the hostility shown to the protesting colored community.
Even this, is too much
Accurately depicts the segregation that they were determined to keep.
Important Players in the Civil Rights Games
Here, I will talk about some of them.