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Explain how Blacks disagreed amongst themselves in the 1960s about the best method to try to gain more civil rights.

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G.C.S.E COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENT: CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE USA 2) Explain how Blacks disagreed amongst themselves in the 1960's about the best method to try to gain more civil rights. (15 marks) In the 1960's many blacks disagreed amongst themselves about the best method to try to gain more Civil Rights for many reasons. The most important reason why they began to disagree amongst themselves was that the older generation of blacks thought they could achieve Civil Rights by acting as non-violence. However, the younger generation of blacks thought they could achieve a quicker change by acting with violence. This was the main reason why blacks disagreed amongst themselves. Other reasons for black disagreement were that the change was occurring but it was slow and new laws were being made to provide blacks with civil rights but they were still the poorest section of the US society. ...read more.

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Furthermore, Blacks began to disagree amongst themselves because black violence seemed to be forcing change. Blacks began to disagree amongst themselves because educated middle class blacks had different priorities to uneducated working class blacks. Civil rights is a right to citizenship, all citizens in a country have civil rights. They have legal, social and economic equality. It is a law intended to give people legal protection to help them be free. However, in the 1960's blacks disagreed amongst themselves to gain civil rights. Blacks felt that they deserved better and more effective civil rights because they thought that they didn't have the same rights as whites. Blacks wanted the same facilities because whites thought they were inferior because they had bigger and better facilities. ...read more.

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In response to her arrest the Montgomery black community launched a bus boycott, which lasted for more then a year, until the buses got desegregated. In January-February 1955 the establishment of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference made Martin Luther King the first President. The SCLC became a major force in organising the civil rights movement and it was based on the principles of non-violence and civil disobedience. According to King, it was essential that the civil rights movement did not sink to the level of the racists and hate mongers who opposed them. King urged 'we must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. In September 1957 the formerly all-white Central High School learned that integration was easier said then it was actually ?? ?? ?? ?? MUQADDASA IRAM CHAUDHRY CANDIDATE NO: 3054 COURSEWORK 2 CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT Page: 1 of 3 ...read more.

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