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

How successful was the Civil Rights movement by 1970?

Extracts from this document...


How successful was the Civil Rights movement by 1970? In 1964 the Civil Rights Act had been passed. By 1965 black people could vote without restrictions. In 1968 the Civil Rights act had been passed meaning no more segregation in cafes, buses, schools etc. In 1960 only 66,000 black people voted in Alabama later after the Voting rights had been passed 250,000 black people voted which was a massive increase. However just fifty six percent of black people registered to vote in 1968 (in Alabama), so maybe everything in the political area was not correct. Black people may have thought that there was no use of voting as a white person was guaranteed to be elected, they would not get any extra benefit from the voting. ...read more.


This shows how unfair employment was and how low the blacks were being paid for their jobs. Nine years later the amount of poor whites decreased 8% to 10%. Even more impressive was the fact that percentage blacks in poverty had decreased 23% to 33%. That was still not good enough because there were much more whites who were doing well with money, and still one third of black people were in poverty. There were twice as much black people unemployed than the white people. The average income for black person was just over half of the income of white person. ...read more.


There were many positives that came out because of the campaign. So the campaign was reasonably successful but not extremely. The movement set up and excellent foundation for the improvement of the lives of black people, as time has gone on the Laws, actions and emotions of white Americans have changed. Because of the CR movement America is now known as a multi cultural country. It shall be extremely difficult to ever get rid of racism, and so racism is still present in America. An example of this is when in 1998 James Byrd was kidnapped and murdered by men linked to KKK. So the Civil rights movement was moderately successful by 1970, it had made much progress and in the years to follow white people views changed and now black people are treated well in America. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects 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 GCSE History Projects essays

  1. Key features of student movement

    The 60's also saw the explosion in pop music which, in turn, was an expression of this emerging youth culture, and an expression of protest against important issue of the day. Protest singers, such as Bob Dylan began to emerge.

  2. To what extent were Stalins economic policies successful?

    Instead of worker committees there would now be single managers in their place and they would be responsible for meeting the factories targets. This allowed the communists to reward the managers who were doing well or punish the ones who weren't.

  1. Do you agree that Martin Luther King was the most important factor in helping ...

    A member of the Ku Klux Klan was identified as the man to have placed the bomb under the church steps by a witness. However, he was not found guilty for murder and was only sentenced 6 months in jail for possessing the dynamite illegally and fined a hundred dollars.

  2. The object of this coursework is to gather information and data, on how woman ...

    I hypothesize that in the end of this enquiry, I will find that the violence committed by the suffragettes, did not influence the government in allowing them the vote. In my opinion many people would have been injured by their extreme actions, and instead of gaining the public's support and

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