Civil Rights Movement

How did the Civil Rights Movement begin in the 1950s?


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== == The Civil Rights Movement was a legal, political and social struggle by black Americans to gain full citizenship rights and achieve racial equality and a challenge to segregation. Blacks and some whites along with Civil Rights Organizations challenged segregation and discrimination by boycotts, protest marches and the refusal to abide by segregation laws. It is thought that the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 succeed and created the Voting Rights Act in 1965.)


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The civil rights movement begin because African Americans were not treated fairly and were harmed just because the color of there skin

Between 1955 and 1968, the American Civil Rights Movement used a combination of non-violence and civil disobedience to begin the removal of Jim Crow laws and begin the struggle for equal rights for African Americans in the United States. Forms of civil disobedience included marches, sit-ins and boycotts.

The civil rights movement began to break apart because of public and governmental opposition. The deaths of Dr. King and Robert Kennedy were huge blows to the cause.

The African American Civil Rights movement started when African Americans started speaking up for themselves, saying that they would not take any more harassment, and thus, begin the fight for equality and to end racism.

The Civil Rights Movement began in the mid-1950s, and initially focused on litigation against segregation. Thurgood Marshall, who would become a Supreme Court Justice, successfully argued Brown v. Board of Education, proving segregation violated the Constitution. By the late 1950s, and early sixties, the movement centered around activist involvement in sit-ins, boycotts and voter registration drives in the south. The sixties focused on all levels of discrimination, using marches, sit-ins, and other forms of non-violent resistance. By that time, the world was focused on what was going on in the United States. In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed, officially ending segregation in the United States.

Because racial tension rose to a high enough level to cause it at the time, and Dr. King wouldn't stand for it.

In the 1960s when LJK was president.

Sort of. That's the year that the movement went mainstream.

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Answers may vary. Some people may say the Civil Rights Movement began with reactions to Emmitt Till's death, others may say Rosa Parks's arrest, others may say Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

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It can be said the campaign for Black civil rights came into being when a good number of colonial representatives at the conferences held discussing a new US Constitution. In their minds the Declaration of Independence and good common sense said that slavery was wrong. The early part of the 19th Century brought about new supporters to end slavery. Although their ideas were not perfect, they were the beginnings of what can be called the civil rights movement.

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George Washington Actually President Lincoln was in office during the civil war in 1861. He wanted to abolish slavery, he was for the Union States (the north). The leader of the civil war for the north was General Ulysses Grant. The leader in the confederates (south) was General Robert E. Lee. The civil war was not necessarily about civil rights, but more about abolition of slavery. The north wanted to end slavery because they thought it was wrong and all that, but also because they did not really need slavery. The north was industrial while the south was mostly farmers and plantations. Civil rights movements did not begin until after the civil war and even then they were not fully in effect until 1950s. The civil war somewhat gave a motive to civil rights, but it was ineffective when it came to rights. FYI George Washington was a slave owner, he did not care too much on the topic of slavery because during his presidency in 1789 no one cared about slave rights or slavery the country just began. He was the first president.

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While the Civil Rights Movement took place decades ago, many people have their rights violated everyday. In some situations, the violation could include harassment or even loss of employment. If you feel that your rights have been violated, and want to pursue a legal case against the violator, you should hire a civil rights attorney. While a civil rights attorney can be expensive, there are many benefits to having one on your side during the legal proceedings. The first reason why you should hire a civil rights attorney if you feel that your civil rights have been violated is because the attorney will often give you a free consultation about your situation. A civil rights attorney will sit with you to discuss exactly what happened to you, and how it may have violated your civil rights. If they attorney feels that your rights have been violated, they will also discuss the following steps that could be followed if you want to pursue a lawsuit or settlement, and how you could stand to benefit if everything in the case works out in your favor. They will also discuss any negative repercussions that could come with pursuing the case. The second reason why you should hire a civil rights attorney is because the attorney will contact the person or organization that you felt violated your civil rights, and begin a settlement process. This process can often take a lot of time, and constant deliberation between your attorney and the violator's attorney. Often times it will require you to meet with the violators to discuss the situation and how you felt your civil rights were violated. While some civil rights attorneys may take the case pro bono, or work for a percentage of the settlement, others will charge you an upfront fee to begin the process, plus an hourly fee for the amount of time they work on your case. The third reason why you should hire a civil rights attorney is that they will defend you in court. If your case cannot be settled out of court, the next step would be to sue the violator in a civil court. This process can be extremely time consuming and expensive if the attorney requires hourly billing. However, having the attorney on your side to prepare and present your case will give you a much better chance of winning the case.

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