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How did the black people differ in their tactics for gaining civil rights?

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How did the black people differ in their tactics for gaining civil rights? In the early 1960's the civil rights movement for black people became divided. This was mainly due to the number of different groups desperately trying to gain civil rights however sharing different views between them. This wasn't the only reason people disagreed another is that people may have had past experiences which could have made them have a different view of the Civil Rights movement for instance they might have been assaulted by someone who was against the Civil Rights movement. Secondly, black people may have disagreed on the best way to gain Civil Rights simply because of their religious beliefs. An example of this is that somebody may have approached the movement in a non-violent way because their religion states that violence is not the best way. Lastly, black people may have disagreed because one wanted gradual change and the other wanted immediate change. ...read more.

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The NAACP didn't only use litigation strategies they also used peaceful marches. In 1963 the march on Washington for jobs and freedom took place. Congress passed a civil rights bill aimed at ending racial discrimination in employment, education and public accommodations in 1964, followed by a righting votes act in 1965. Moreover the NAACP's main ways to gain Civil Rights were the use of litigation, peaceful marches and boycotts however this may differ from other groups. The second group which sought to game Civil Rights was the SCLC. Its main leader was Martin Luther King. Ding its first few years SCLC activities were focused primarily on education and voter registration. They were often criticised by younger activists in groups such as SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) for not being active enough which shows that people disagreed. Their tactics were committed to using a Non-Violent approach to tackling Civil Rights which is similar to which the NAACP approached the Civil Rights movement. ...read more.

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Equally, these groups promoted non-violence; though there were still obvious differences among tactics used to achieve civil rights. The SNCC stressed the significance of sorting out issues with no support of political participation. The black panthers lead my Malcolm X were against none violence and prompted self-defence. The Black Panther party's focus on militancy came with a reputation for violence. They often took advantage of a California law which permitted carrying a load rifle or shotgun as long as it was publicly displayed and pointed at no one. The Black Panther party was formed in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale openly used violence against their white counterparts. They wanted blacks to pick up the gun and used riots or violent protests to gain civil rights. Although Martin Luther King and the SCLC did not encourage or directly use violence he knew through bus boycotts and non - violence indirectly gaining media attention in the process. This use of not using direct deliberate violence allowed King to gain sympathy and support from more liberal whites. ...read more.

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