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Question One, Civil Rights Movement In America In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (and all previous) the United States of America had a north-south divide like no other, instead of economic it was political and social, this was dictated by war, which plays a great role in the Civil Rights Movement. America had a civil war, to cut a long story short it was about slavery, the north didn't like it, and the south (the Confederate States) did, thus there was a war. Ultimately the north one, and slavery was abolished through out the re-United States. The north could not destroy one thing about the south, their beliefs. From then on the South resented the blacks, not, as you would have expected, the north. But eventually there was another war, a world war. It was the war that started to finish what the Civil war had begun, the changing of the south's morals. ...read more.


In 1955 a black woman, a mother and a housekeeper (who just so happened to work for the NAACP) became the world's most famous female political activist since Emilie Pankhurst. In Montgomery, Alabama, USA, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus for a white man. She was arrested for breaking the segregation laws and put in a jail for a week, refusing to pay the fine of $10, preferring to pay her time and defy a law she disagreed with than pay a fine and admitting defeat. The proverbial ball began to roll. The local community rallied round Rosa, agreeing with her all the way, and the local pastor went to support one of his lost lambs in her time of need, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Under King's leadership, the entire black community of Montgomery boycotted the bus services; they used their combined economical power to send the bus company to near bankruptcy. ...read more.


to assist these nine pupils in attending their classes. That's (roughly) 111-armed servicemen to one person, obviously they needed a lot of protecting. The media has stirred up every racist in Little Rock, from the slums to the suburbs, to come and protest about the pupils' attendance. The media is a very powerful thing. The main question here is why did the President send in the troops? Was it his opinion, was he forced under the pressure applied by the Civil Right Movement, to stop a civil incident (i.e. another war) o simply he was embarrassed in the global community (remember, this was at the height of the cold war.) These were the main events in the civil rights movement, the were shared with the world through media, through America by the NAACP and later the Southern Christian Leadership Conference established by Dr King, and through Montgomery by rousing speeches made by the same man. The growth of the Civil Rights Movement In America in the 1950's was spread and owns its expansion, like all things, to large-scale awareness. Adam Rivers ...read more.

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