The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Essay

1654 Words Apr 30th, 2015 7 Pages
What would it be like, back then, to have restrictions by the color of your skin? We as whites can’t possibly understand what it truly feels like to be fully discriminated against. During the Civil Rights Movement many events happened that showed that things never really changed. The Civil Rights Movement was trying to achieve equal access and basic opportunities for African Americans. The South was for discrimination, but the North was against it. The black and slaves codes show how the Southerners felt about the African American’s in the South. They treated them like their property and the blacks had no say in it. During this time the 13th, 14th and 15th were created to try and outlaw slavery. Also to give equal protection for both the whites and the blacks. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 helped to abolish the black codes and it also prohibited discrimination in public places. All of these events happened during the Civil Rights Movement which shaped it into how it is seen in todays world. This should help you to better understand and give you more knowledge on some states that were for and against the black and slave codes. It will also show examples of how the blacks lives were in the 1900’s and maybe help to give you a better grasp of how the blacks felt by how they were treated at this time. The Civil Rights Movement was a time of progression to abolish slavery and discrimination in the South. During this time the movement created different laws and…

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