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How successful had the Civil Rights Movement been by the late 1960's?

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How successful had the Civil Rights Movement been by the late 1960's? It would be absurd to think that the Civil Rights Movement hadn't progressed by the late 1960's. Many outstanding people like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X were successful in raising public interest for Civil Rights, not only in the US but on a global scale too, as a result of this, campaigners forwarded the movement and made the 60's a grand era. Americans plea for a less discriminated south, and also legal cases such as Brown VS Board of Education began to go on the black community's side therefore desegregation in schools came about. Not forgetting that in 1961, equal employment was set up to improve job opportunities for black Americans and alike with the rest, this was an immense success. Although the treatment received by black Southern Americans had changed which made the CRM appear to be a success, there were still failures in the way that it had progressed. After 14 long and unethical years, desegregation in schools occurred. ...read more.

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Kennedy required the support of Southern democrats and therefore didn't want to upset them. The whole process of the Civil Rights Movement had seen Americas well loved President and also two influential preachers brutally murdered. Surely this could not mean that the movement was a success? Alternatively, you could argue that many momentous events occurred in relation to the Civil Rights Movement. Presidents were working hard to overcome the problem, masses of TV coverage which highlighted the problem but probably the most significant of all was the efforts of Martin Luther King. This man devoted the best part of his life to gain Civil Rights for black Americans and succeeded when the act was past along with the Voting Rights act. Racist such as the Ku Klux Klan decreased in popularity along with the Jim Crow laws being outlawed by the end of the 60's. What came to follow that was desegregation in public places. This meant that black Americans were able to go wherever the opposite race went. The Southern states had never been so integrated and the black race had never felt a part of society until then. ...read more.

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This was due to their consistent efforts to get equal black Civil Rights. The two powerful leaders gained followers due to their witty and well organised ideas which were either violent or non violent. Most young black Americans felt that Malcolm X was the man to succeed but others liked the ideas of Martin Luther King who had already been an icon before X was exposed. It is right to believe that without the work of those two American saviours, the movement would no way of succeeded in the way it did by the late 1960's. In conclusion every event, riot, speech and legal case that happened had a consequence. Three assassinations occurred due to strong beliefs of Civil Rights. Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and President Kennedy had high hopes that they could not witness because their lives were taken away almost instantly. America had been through trauma but everything that happened which was brought to the publics attention was dealt with. It has been proven that all had been done to further the Civil Rights Movement; it achieved masses of success, all of which came with consequences that has resulted in the world being what it is today. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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