The Civil Rights Movement Of African Americans Essay

1443 Words Nov 18th, 2016 6 Pages
“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 Civil Rights Movement: Major Events.”). The federal government played a crucial role in the movement because black activist knew that the only way to end discrimination and segregation against African Americans is to be recognized by the…

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