The African American Civil Rights Movement Essay

770 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
The African American civil rights movement dates back to the 19th century, during the time the 13th and 14th Amendments were passed. This radical social movement set out to end racial segregation, and discrimination against African Americans, while also securing legal recognition and federal protection of the citizenship rights enforced in the Constitution and federal law. The movement involved major campaigns of civil resistance, and most notably during the time of 1955-1968. Acts of non-violent protest and civil disobedience sparked a fire between activists and government authorities during this time. Civil rights legislative achievements included the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965. African American people were fighting for hope, freedom, and equality and a new sense of Black Power was extending across the nation. This exhibit show cases two primitive artists working during the revolutionary 1960s. Major themes such as freedom for a new and better generation are depicted through these artworks, and capture the pure essence of what African American civil rights was striving towards.
The first premiered artist is Charles W. White, born April 2, 1918. Charles grew up drawing and attended the Art institute of Chicago. He is recognized as being a Social Realist artist, and his work mostly devoted to monumental prints and mural documenting the universality of humanity through the portrayal of Black…

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