A Brief Note On The Civil Rights Movement Essays

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First, the Civil Rights Movement began. This movement took place between the years of 1947 and 1968. During the Civil Rights Movement, one of the most famous and influential icons was the Notable Dr. Martin Luther King, who coined the phrase “Non-violent”, a testimony to the black community not to lash out and act radically as they had been treated by the white community, but to instead respond with love and compassion. In the Civil Rights Document that we were required to read for class it says, “Through nonviolence, courage displaces fear; love transforms hate. Acceptance dissipates prejudice; hope ends despair. Peace dominates war; faith reconciles doubt. Mutual regard cancels enmity. Justice for all overthrows injustice. The redemptive community supersedes systems of gross social immorality. Love is the central motif of nonviolence. Nonviolence nurtures the atmosphere in which reconciliation and justice become actual possibilities” (Civil Rights Document p.55). During the Civil Rights Movement, a time where the African American population was simply fighting for equality to that of their white counterpart –equality in rights, opportunity, employments, education and in their ability to use the facilities of those of the White skin. At the time of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King gave many speeches, one of his most remarkable ones, “I had a Dream” touch the hearts of man. In that famous speech, Dr. King exclaimed his “Dreams” of a better America. He said,…

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