Different Events And Features Of The Civil Rights Movement Essay

1078 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
The definition of a representation is an article consisted of someone’s portrayal and opinion over a certain topic. In this case I will analyze 3 representations that present different events and features of the Civil Rights Movements.

Representation 1 is an article written by Crispin Keith and published in Hindsight (GCSE Modern History Review) in September 1993. The article briefs us on the birth of the reputed Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King. During 1955, Rosa Parks of Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her seat to a white bus rider, thereby defying a southern custom that required blacks to give seats toward the front of buses to whites. When she was jailed, a black community boycott of the city 's buses began. Martin Luther King Jr., who emerged as the boycott movement 's most effective “new leader”, possessed unique conciliatory and oratorical skills. He understood the larger significance of the boycott and quickly realized that the nonviolent tactics used by the Indian Nationalist Mahatma Gandhi could be used by southern blacks. His new approach to challenge segregation in the south served as an ‘inspiration for other protests’ and achieved on the of first victories towards the racial equalization of the American society: ‘the city government gave way and desegregated public transport; as well as the future passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act which ended legal segregation in the United States. ‘However not all black people supported King’s tactics’…

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