Evaluation of the african american rights

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Evaluation of the African American Rights

The 1960’s was a time characterized by social revolution in multiple facets of society. During the 1960’s and beginning of the 70’s many countries weremoving forward thanks to a political movement called the civil rights. The movement looked for equality before the law. This happened in Canada with the Quiet Revolution, in France, in Australia and theGay and Lesbian Rights Movement. But probably the most impressive Civil Rights Movement took place between 1955 and 1968 in the United States of America. The African American Civil Rights Movementaimed at outlawing racial discrimination against African Americans and restoring the right to vote in the Southern States. The African American Civil Rights Movement was probably the most influencedaspect of the 60’s on today’s North American society. To understand the importance of this cause, it is important to comprehend the origin and the sacrifices of the men and women in that particular era.After that, an in dept look at today’s culture with the success of that specific Civil Rights Movement.

First of all, it is important to understand that an African American in the South oranywhere for that matter was treated with hate because of the color of their skin. The Civil Rights Movement really started in the 1950’s with leaders like Martin Luther King and his fight against racialdiscrimination. In 1954, racial segregation was abolished in the public schools and in public transit in 1956. Rosa Park was also a big reason of this movement, because she started the 1955 MontgomeryBus Boycott. Malcolm X was also a prominent figure. Even with the 1956 win in Montgomery, African Americans were still discriminated. John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign was based on social reformspromises and the resolution of racial problems; he barely won the election in 1960. After his assassination in 1963, the new American President, Lyndon B. Johnson, decided to continue Kennedy’s...
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