The African-American Civil Rights Movement

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Racism toward African-Americans was and still unfortunately remained as a recurrent issue throughout American’s history, especially during the 20th century. Despite that several attempts had been made to fix the racist political and social systems pro-1950s, it is in the mid-1950s and 1960s that there emerges any impactful approach in regard of stopping the racism and storing black communities the rights they deserved. All these approaches grouped together into what now know as the African-American Civil Rights Movement, a hallmark in the US history that played a fundamental role in creating the freedom and equality enjoyed by most of nowadays African-Americans.

In order to understand the African-American Civil Rights Movement, it’s necessary
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However, despite the fact that now in the eyes of laws, African- Americans obtain equal and full citizenship, they still being considered as second-class citizens and were subjected to constant racism, unfair treatment and humiliations by their white counterparts. The most notorious opposition group was the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist group who show their resistance toward African Americans through violence acts including murder, lynching, beating. Jim Crow laws were also implemented in the south, declared segregation of white and black in all public accommodations. These led to the emergence of African-American Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968, aiming to restore African-Americans the same rights that white took for granted.

African-American Civil Rights Movement operated through forms of social disobedience, including non-violence protest and economic boycott. The movement was first
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It started with the 1963 March on Washington with an estimated 200,000 civil-right supporters protested in front of the Lincoln Memorial, aiming to shed light on the inequality black faced with unemployment. The march was a tremendous success, with Martin Luther King Jr delievered his legendary ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, inspiring and urging millions of African-Americans to stand up and fight for the rights they deserved. Further more into the decade is the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, when three civil rights workers were murdered by members of the Ku Klux Klan in opposition to black voting in Mississipi. These in turn led to the major achivement of the civil right movement- the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act which officially prohibited segregation and racism in public accommodations. Finally after years suffering just because of their identities, African- Americans were granted the rights to be officially protected against racial discriminations under court

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