Thesis: Civil Rights Movement

The civil rights movement was founded to advocate for African Americans’ rights and ensure equality. The civil era and the eventual union of the American states carried the abolition of slavery with it. Free citizens were entitled to equality, but the white population had no civil rights.

Thus, ethnic serration followed Slavery, whereby African Americans were the most vulnerable as they were not able to share amenities with whites.

In 1954, the civil rights movement surged and remained active until 1968. This came right after the Supreme Court of the United States formulated a dogma that encouraged segregation because it enhanced distinction while emphasizing equality.

Civil Rights Movement

For that cause, as well as drawing global interest, the predicaments of colored persons are globally recognized. The more than decade-long era of the civil rights movement saw the rise of civil rights leaders who used civil non-compliance and peaceful demonstrations to bring about change.

The revolution was led by African Americans, and its founders were popular at the time. The consequences of their actions have been seen in amendments to human rights, such as the 1968 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

It was a long, treacherous path through which activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Andrew Goodman were assassinated.

Most American history texts stress the presence of Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movement because of the role he played during the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott (History n.p.). Because of his involvement in the civil rights movement, he was also killed by bullets.

On the other hand, the influence of Malcolm X is emphasized because he was a central leader of the Nation of Islam activism and changed his name to X in an attempt to reject the masters of slavery identity. He disagreed with other blacks who murdered him because of moral and philosophical beliefs that were not supposed to support pan-African nationalism.