Who advocated non-violence in the Civil Rights Movement?
Martin Luther King Jr. became the leader of the non-violent movement in the Civil Rights Movement. He was voted the leader of this movement at a meeting.
The increased violence came about partly because of the assassination of Martin Luther King...this caused rage and anger in the African-American community. King had advocated nonviolence, and his assassination in such a violent manner convinced other civil rights reformers that nonviolence was not necessarily the correct approach.
In the United States Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, one of the prominent leaders of nonviolent protest was the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. However, there were many more clergymen who were actively and vocally involved in this civil rights movement. Also, if you broaden the scope of the question to cover civil rights movements around the world and throughout history, there are thousands of individual clergymen who advocated for civil rights.
The Civil Rights Movement was a movement by the people, not a law to be passed by congress. A result of the Civil Rights Movement was the consideration of many bills passed by congress into law. Among them were the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
John F. Kennedy introduced the Civil Rights Ammendment, and Johnson passed it. But MLK was a great leader in the Civil Rights movement for blacks, as well as Malcom X. For the Chicano movement, Cesar Chaves was a hero. Betty Freidam and Gloria Steinem were leaders in the Womans Civil Rights movement, and Harvey Milk lead the Gay Rights Movement.
It is important because the civil war freed the slaves, and the civil right movement helped African Americans gain rights. So if the civil war didn't take place there would be no civil rights movement.To answer your quesition, the civil war was important for the civil rights movement because one freed the africian Americans and one helped them gain rights.