The Civil Rights Movement: The Brown V. Board Case

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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 to successfully bring awareness to the larger society. The civil movement started in 1954 with the Brown v. Board case. This case was about an African American 3rd grader, Linda Brown, who went to an all-black school in Topeka whose father, Oliver Brown sued because he believed that the school systems was discriminating African Americans. “The court’s ruling that ‘all deliberate speed’ should be used to enforce” desegregations in school “encourages… opponents … to develop delaying tactics” ("The …show more content…
This was evident in the North there was politically equality thanks to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 but there still was a problem economically and socially. Even after the efforts made the civil rights activist the officials didn’t regulate the acts and the bills created wouldn’t be implemented which lead to the lost momentum. Overall the civil rights movement goals were to end discrimination, segregation and be recognized and given rights by bringing it the attention of officials who could implement the laws and by using various strategies such as a religious leader to peaceful protest and creating

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