With the goal of advocating for the rights of African Americans to ensure equality, the civil rights movement was founded. 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 have been 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 a dogma was formulated by the Supreme Court of the United States that encouraged segregation because it enhanced distinction while emphasizing equality.

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

The revolution was made up of African Americans and its founders were popular during the time. The consequences of their acts have been seen by amendments of 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.

The presence of Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movement is stressed by most American history texts 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.