Civil Rights Movement

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what degree has the civil rights movement contributed to making the United States a more equal and just society

Civil Rights the movement has changed America more than you could imagine.The Men and Woman that fought for there right to vote and there right to bee Sean as human and not as Animals Are the back bone of America. These African Americans Fought with not there fist but with there action and there words these humans opened the eyes of the white citizens of the USA not only did they change the thought about blacks bought they changed the laws of blacks. The civil rights movement had a big impact on America many years later this impact was the election of the president of the united states of America this election was you could say the final sigh of relieve to African Americans this sigh of relieve was when a African American male named Barack Obama was elected as Americas president. This election showed Americas past was long forgotten about slavery and racism.

Tatics and Strategies used during the civil rights

The strategies and tactics used during the civil rights were odd but very powerful.One strategie used in the civil rights was the right of freedom of speech this was the most powerful strategist used by the African Americans. African Americans did not use there fist to fight there battles but they used there words to come together and let the world know what they battle every day, and what they need to change, and what kind of abuse they indure every single day.

Top five events

1- Voting Rights Act 1965, The right for African Americans to vote and to exercise there right as citizens.
2- The NAACP, was formed partly in response to the continuing horrific practice of lynching and the 1908 race riot in Springfield, the capital of Illinois and resting place of President Abraham Lincoln.
3- Freedom summer ,attempt to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi.
4- Brown vs board of education, ended legal segregation in public schools.
5- Murder of Emmett Till, A 14 young man flirted with a white girl and then two white men kidnapped Emmet Till and brutally beat and killed him.