Civil Rights Movements Essay by Peter Pen

Civil Rights Movements
A look at various civil rights movements and their impact on society.
# 54134 | 1,658 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004
Published on Dec 15, 2004 in African-American Studies (Civil Rights)

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The civil rights movement was the precursor for identity and rights movements for many diverse groups. This paper discusses the origin of the civil rights movement, its legal accomplishments, and three civil rights movements that developed from the 1970s and 1980s to the present.

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"The Civil Rights Movement in the United States was a political, legal, and social struggle by black Americans to gain full citizenship rights and to achieve racial equality. The Civil Rights movement was first and foremost a challenge to segregation. During the Civil Rights Movement, individuals and organizations challenged segregation and discrimination with a variety of activities, including protest marches, boycotts, and refusal to abide by segregation laws. Many believed that the movement began with the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 and ended with the Voting Rights act of 1965. However, there has been debate about when it began and whether it has ended yet. The Civil Rights Movement has also been called the Black Freedom Movement, the Negro Revolution, and the Second Reconstruction. There were three main tenets to the Civil Rights Movement, the Post Civil War Period, the Educational Period, and the Social Movement. Following the Civil War, the 13th 14th and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution were passed. The 13th amendment made all blacks citizens of the United States. The 14th amendment granted them equal protection under the law."

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