Who did the civil rights movement help?

It helped all the black people get freedom!

**Not only did the CRM help black people, it helped other disenfranchised groups obtain various rights, most notably women (of all races). Other subsequent movements were inspired by the American CRM. Even in the new millennium, those in favor of the rights of Mexicans in the United States were videotaped holding hands, swaying, & singing "We Shall Overcome."