Civil Rights Movement
by: Ariana Ortega
What was the civil rights movement ?
The Civil Rights Movement was a popular move to secure African Americans.To make sure they have all their equal access,opportunities,and basic rights . Even though the movement went back to the early 19th century it came back in the 1950s and 1960s .
~The movement had another name called the Second Reconstruction,imposed upon the South following the Civil War.
~Hoping to restore to African Americans for all citizenship guaranteed by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments (that went away by Jim Crow Laws).
~Even though African Americans had demonstrated against segregation laws. The Montgomery bus boycott became a turning point for their protests .
~It then gained significant media attention to the public for the cause of the movement ,and brought King to the fore as leader.