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Civil Rights Movement
An overview of the American civil rights movement, its stages of development and its legacies.
# 68723 | 1,941 words | 4 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper discusses the American civil rights movement. The first part of the paper gives an overview of the civil rights movement's history, based on the five stages of social movements discussed by James Henslin. The next part of the paper analyzes the growth and effects of the American civil liberties movement through the structural functionalist, symbolic interactionist and conflict perspectives. In the last section, the paper assesses the state of the civil rights movement today. It looks at important gains the civil rights movement has made for other segments of society, such as education and government. It also looks at where the civil rights movement stands now, and the challenges that continue to lie in the way of true social equality.

Table of Contents
Stages of the American Civil Rights Movement
Sociological Perspectives
Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

From the Paper:

"Social movements start with initial unrest and agitation. People need an impetus to come together as a movement. Movements thus coalesce around an issue that people feel strongly about. Additionally, the emergence of a charismatic figure who articulates the movement's issues gives supporters of a social movement a leader to follow."

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