Essay on African Americans ' Struggle For Equality

914 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
In 1960, the United States was on the edge of a major social change, there were many changes for some groups of people that had been inhibited or subordinate such as Afro-Americans, Native Americans and women. These groups were mostly helped and supported by young people who were aware about politics and laws in the U.S. These helpers were often affiliated with "counter-cultural" lifestyles and radical politics, many descendants of the Second World War generation emerged as promoters of a new United States characterized by a cultural and ethnic. Civil rights movement, counterculture and music were some of the remarkable changes U.S. encountered during the 60’s; but on the other hand there were things that never changed at all. African-Americans ' struggle for equality reached its climax in the mid-1960s. Some groups, such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) formed by Afro-American priests lead by Martin Luther King Jr. and the Student Non-Violence Coordination Committee (SNCC) comprised of younger activists, campaigned for reform through peaceful confrontation. In 1960 some Afro-American higher education students staged a sit-down at a segregated restaurant in Woolworth, North Carolina, and refused to leave. The sit-down attracted the attention of the media and gave rise to other similar demonstrations throughout the south. The following year civil rights workers organized "freedom tours," in which Afro-Americans and whites traveled together on buses to…

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