5 Facts on Civil Rights
- African Americans still had to deal with discrimination and segregation many years after they were set free.
- Civil Rights activists used nonviolent protest and civil disobedience to bring change.
- Many great Civil Right leaders lost their lives to fight for their cause.
- Different groups and organizations were created to fight for Civil Rights(SCLC and NAACP for example).
- The March on Washington was one of the greatest showing in the Civil Rights Era. This is where Dr.King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech
The catalyst for the formation of SCLC was the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Martin Luther King Jr. would become the leader and spokesman for the SCLC. SCLC’s ﬁrst major campaign, the Crusade for Citizenship began in late 1957, sparked by the civil rights bill then pending in Congress. SCLC was responsible for many of the major events but the one they are most remembered for would have to be the March on Washington where their leader Dr.King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech that changed the Civil Rights Era in a great way.