• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Civil Rights Movement & it's Effects Today

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Aims of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s- Ci.vil Rights- PLURAL NOUN The rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality. The civil rights movement first came to being in the early 1950s, in the form of the 1954 Topeka Court Case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregation was illegal. However this case only referred to only four states and the District of Columbia. A year later the Supreme Court called on all schools to plan for integration. By the 1960s the main aim of the Civil Rights movement was to get the civil rights bill passed. The bill would give the federal government the power to enforce de-segregation of all public accommodation and outlawed discrimination in publicly owned facilities as well as in employment. There were three main factors, which contributed to getting the civil rights legislation passed in congress. The first was the march in Washington. ...read more.

Middle

Of the cited fifteen black men three (including Thomas) had not used deadly weapons against the police. Despite all the situations that lead to the deaths of the men, no police were ever found guilty through any civil or criminal trials. On the 9th of April 2001 around 200 black Cincinnati residents, including Thomas's mother entered the City Council Chambers. The group had interrupted a council meeting demanding details of the incident and the immediate accountability for the death of Thomas. The crowd had carried signs which bore words such as "Stop killing us or else". The riots began in at night when a group was peacefully protesting in police presence outside of City Hall. The police dispersed the group. The group then moved into the CBD where they started to riot. There was violence against whites and non-blacks that were in the area at the time. Businesses were looted; shops damaged and small fires were set. ...read more.

Conclusion

There were also throw backs to the 1960s with the blacks peacefully protesting outside of City Hall and just like the 1960s the police dispersed them. Reported in the Cincinnati Post was the case of Bomani Tyhimba he had filed a lawsuit against the City for holding him longer than needed for two traffic violations. This report was in March, a month before the riots. Issues That Need to be Addressed- Many issues need to be addressed regarding the disadvantaged blacks and their communities. The ones who were the largest groups in the mobs were the young black males. This is either because they felt that the government was not doing enough to enforce the civil rights act and keep them safe from discrimination or that the civil rights act was not enough. There is still quite an un-easy tension between blacks and whites in the US. These should be addressed instead of being ignored and swept under the rug by the government. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level History of the USA, 1840-1968 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level History of the USA, 1840-1968 essays

  1. Peer reviewed

    Assess the view that the Supreme Court was the most important branch of federal ...

    4 star(s)

    one, and one that showed the importance of Presidential decisions in making sure equality was long term, not merely a short-term phase. Like affirmative action, the Supreme Court upheld bussing as constitutional, though later rulings considered that it was impractical where segregation was unintentional - ie, when a school in a predominantly white neighbourhood had a predominantly white pupil body.

  2. Peer reviewed

    To what extent were Malcolm X and the subsequent Black Power Movement the 'Evil ...

    4 star(s)

    Like Malcolm X before them, groups within the BPM aimed at improving the conditions in the ghettos. Striking figures of black illiteracy - only 32% of black pupils in the ghetto finished high school - and high rates of unemployment - in the early 1960s, 46% of those unemployed were

  1. Linguistic Study - Linguistic Analysis of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream', and ...

    cause with Lincoln, who is someone all Americans hold in high esteem. The Lincoln Memorial is in Washington, which is the capital of the United States. Lincoln is also referred in the beginning of the speech: "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation".

  2. Revision notes - the USA 1945 to 1980

    Cities He also tried to clear slums and provide better facilities in the inner city with his Model Cities Act in 1966 How Successful was the Great Society? 1966 was the high point of Johnson's time as president. Slowly other factors were coming into play, particularly the loss of support

  1. Comparison of Presidents Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson

    blunt and, rather than asking for the nation and congress' help, he demands it. He tells congress that "All Americans must have the privileges of citizenship regardless of race. And they are going to have those privileges of citizenship regardless of race."13 While this speech could have had a negative

  2. Why did the Civil Rights Movement emerge in the 1950s?

    The change in the American economy or the economic boom as you may call it was the next important trigger for the emergence of the civil rights movement in the 1950s. Due to WW2 the industrial output was increased meaning there was a higher demand for labour, which gave them this bargaining power.

  1. The Great Depression, causes and effects.

    for national debt which rose from $49billion in 1941 to $260 billion in 1945. Could it happen again? It is speculated that a recession on the scale as the great depression of the 1920?s could not happen again. Financial institutes have experienced the causes and effects of a depression getting

  2. Civil Rights Revision Cards 1945-68

    partly in that it deprived black students from the collegiality of future white lawyers. 3. In Henderson v. United States the Supreme Court abolished segregation in railroad dining cars. 1954 The Supreme Court rules on the landmark case Brown v.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work