Goals Of The Civil Rights Movement

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“Since the first slaves arrived from Africa in 1619, there was a tremendous need for the protection and enforcement of a person’s civil rights” ("Civil Rights Movement Facts."). The early concerns about rights to freedom and equality both socially and politically led to the civil rights movement. It is also recognized as a social movement of African Americans in the United States during 1954- 1966. From the brown v. board decision to the black power the goals of the civil rights movement were to end discrimination and segregation of African Americans, give them the legal recognition and equal rights by bringing it to the attention of the federal government, their leaders use strategies like religion, direct nonviolence protest and controversy …show more content…
The goal of the rides was to see if the interstate regulations were following the court bans in desegregating interstate buses. The majority of the riders were from the CORE and SNCC and they faced violence. The freedom rides were covered in the press and it inspired more action from black people. The federal government was reluctant to support the movement mainly because of how highly publicized the freedom rides were. It showed president Kennedy was “concerned mainly with Cold War issues” he was more concerned about political power in the south than he was to integrate blacks and whites in the deep south ("The Civil Rights Movement: Major Events.”). After Kennedy sent “federal marshals to end the violence on the campus” the movement won a victory, segregation was finally regulated by government ("The Civil Rights Movement: Major Events.”). The sit-in movement gave the civil rights movement the publicity they needed to get the attention of the federal government, even though they were reluctant to support the movement at first this achievement led to the legal recognition that made them regulated and protect the right of black on these interstate buses. Another success they had was the Birmingham …show more content…
They “launch a voter registration drive in Mississippi” where thousands of blacks and whites came to the south to participate in the drive (Foner 973). Some major goals of freedoms summer were to “raised the important issue of voting rights” and gain legal recognition for minority groups another goal was to “establish… of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) to challenge the all-white regular Democratic party in the state ("The Civil Rights Movement 1955-1965.”). The freedom summer faced violence from local residents and the police force. There were multiple black lives lost “but until the deaths of… two whites” there wasn’t any attention to the movement. The civil rights activists brought the movement to national attention by taking white college students because they caught the attention of the media because they were privileged and yet they put themselves in danger for something that doesn’t affect them directly. The campaign wanted the media coverage on the racial discrimination in the south. The controversial MFDP and its “attempt to claim the seats of the all-white Mississippi delegation” got the attention of the media and created the conflict needed to help the blacks in the south (History.com

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