Civil Rights Movement Analytical Essay by Primo

Civil Rights Movement
A study of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement.
# 8888 | 1,120 words | 4 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 03, 2003 in African-American Studies (Civil Rights)

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This paper examines the reasons behind the success of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its important legacies. It defines the civil rights movement and the society's turbulent quest for equality among all of its sectors. The paper describes the mood of the country for change both at the level of grass roots and in the government.

Table of Contents

Civil Rights Movement: Background
Reasons for the Success of the Civil Rights Movement
Expanding Role of Government
Struggle for Global Leadership
Economic Prosperity
National Culture
Wise Leadership
Legacies of the Movement

From the Paper:

"Although Civil Rights has a broader universal meaning, the Civil Rights Movement in the United States refers to the social, political and legal struggle to gain equal rights for the black Americans and to end racial discrimination. The movement has a history of struggle by several individuals as well as organizations dating back to the time of abolition of slavery but it gained unprecedented momentum in the 1960s. The Civil Rights Movement in the United States was instrumental in the successful passage of the Civil Rights Act, 1964 and the Voting Rights Act, 1965."

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