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The Civil Rights Movement took place because civil rights were lacking in minorities, such as African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, etc. The civil rights movement involved a lot of courage from young and old. From six year old Ruby Bridges, who was the first African American to go to a Caucasian school, all the way to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who protested, gave speeches, and gained freedom for all. One of his most Famous Speeches was "I have a dream." They call it that because of the words inside it: "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self evident. That all men are created equal."Although many people believe that all Caucasian people were on the other side, and against minority rights, there were many who were all for freedom, such as Jonathan M. Daniels. I won't go far into his history, but his work was as moving as it was inspiring. I would love to go on, but I wouldn't want to bore you. I apologize for the long answer.

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Where did civil rights movements take place?

Hi! When did the Civil Rights Movement take place?It took place in Montgomery Alabama

What are some good questions about civil rights?

Where did the civil rights movement take place.

Did the civil rights movement take place in Montgomery Alabama?

Yes the civil rights movement started in Montgomery, Alabama

When did the American Civil Rights movement take place?

Approximately between 1950 to 1980.

Why was the Civil War important for the civil 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.

If the civil war didnt take place why wouldn't there be no civil rights movement?

Because blacks would never have an opinion.

What time period did Martin Luther King's speeches take place?

The 1960s during the civil rights movement

What year did the civil rights act take place?

The civil rights act took place in 1964.

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When did the women's rights movement take place?

It took place in 1848.

What was the overall effect of the civil rights movement on the economic status of African Americans by 1875?

In 1875 there really wasn't a civil rights movement. This is only 10 years after the civil war and Jim Crow laws were in full effect. It will take another 80 years before there is a true civil rights movement.

What event forced F Kennedy to take meaningful action in support of the civil rights movement?

The arrest of Martin Luther King Jr., forced John F. Kennedy to take meaningful action in support of the civil rights movement. The 1960's were turbulent in the area of civil rights.

Where did sit-ins for civil rights take place?

Sit-ins during the civil rights movement occurred in many various places. Some of the common places where sit-ins occurred were restaurants, buses, and trains.

Did Rosa parks take place in the civil rights?


Where did the civil rights act in 1968 take place?


Did the civil rights movement succeed How and Why?

The Civil Rights movement succeeded for several reasons. Television helped gain supporters for the movement. TV showed how some blacks were being treated. Take Bloody Sunday, for example. Many blacks were injured for peacefully marching in the streets. This event was shown on TV, and many Americans were appalled at what they saw. Great leaders of the civil rights movement such as Martin Luther King Jr. contributed to the success of the movement. The civil rights movement was also very organized. Strategies such as sit-ins, bus boycotts, freedom rides, and marches were organized, so many civil rights believers participated. Civil rights believers were very passive, too, which was an effective strategy.

How long did it take for civil right to take effect in this country?

From the earliest beginnings of this country (America), even as a British colony, some people have had some civil rights. The civil rights movement has been about giving more rights to more categories of people. This process is by no means complete. Civil rights, therefore, are still in the process of taking effect.

Why wasn't Martin Luther executed?

Because He didnt take any violent steps in the civil rights movement.

How did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. take part in the civil rights movement?

yes he did

Why did the African American civil rights movement start?

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.

What event forced John F Kennedy to take meaningful action in support of the civil rights movement?

King's demonstrations in Birmingham

Which of these actions did WEB DuBois take during the civil rights movement?

He helped found an organization to improve the conditions of African Americans.

Were did the civil rights act of 1964 take place?

It took place in Montgomery, Alabama. Some say it also took place in washington, D.C..

What actions did John F. Kennedy take in regards to the civil rights movement?

In 1963, JFK sent the National Guard to the University of Alabama to force the school to desegregate. That same day, he made a speech calling for the need for a Civil Rights Bill, and the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964.

Where did Mr. King's I have a dream speech take place?

The speech took place at the 1963 Washington D.C. Civil Rights March