African-American Civil Rights Movement

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African-American Civil Rights Movement

The African-American Civil Rights Movement or 1960s Civil Rights Movement encompasses social movements in the United States whose goals were to end racial segregation and discrimination against black Americans and to secure legal recognition and federal protection of the citizenship rights enumerated in the Constitution and federal law.

African-American Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King JnrMartin Luther King became well known as a civil rights activist during the 1950s and 60s and He organized many rallies and marches. He adopted a policy of non-violent protest, following in the footsteps of Ghandi.

What sparked the CRMIn 1955 Rosa Parks, a black American seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. this event sparked the Civil Rights Movement in America

Context

I have a dream!

ProtestsBlack americans were tired of being segregated and humiliated and Martin Luther King fed this fertile ground, stating that they had no alternative but to protest

Washington MarchIn August 1963, Martin Luther King organized a march on Washigton in order to persuade President Kennedy to introduce a Civil Rights Bill. Over 200 000 blacks and 50 000 whites marched on the capital. It was here that Martin Luther King made his inspirational "I have a dream" speech.


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