The Fight For Civil Rights
To what degree has the civil rights movement contributed to making the United States a more equal and just society?
The civil rights movement made a very big impacted on the world. By putting an end to segregation and bringing people together, treating everyone with equality. We can now get along and respect one another. It had made people realize that blacks are people too, and they have family's they need to take care of. It also shows us that blacks can live among the whites.
"Until justice rolls down likes waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." - Marten Luther King
There was some groups that they made to get rights and to stop segregation. Some are CORE, Freedom riders, and SCLC. Two people that made a difference was Jimmie Jackson, and Medgar Evers.
The Freedom Riders rode interstate buses into segregated southern United States. challenged the non-enforcement of the supreme court. African Americans and Whites traveled to the south to draw attention to the south's refusal to integrate bus terminals. 13 African Americans and whites became known as the freedom riders.
SCLC eliminated segregation from American society and to encourage African American to register to vote. They challenged segregation at voting booths, transportation, housing, public accommodations. Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader in this group, along with other ministers.
The fight for civil rights
Wanted separation to end and for all people to be equal.
Showing that blacks and whites can get along, and that they can live together.
White schools were better than blacks schools. Said that it was equal.