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How Successful was the Civil Rights Movement by the late 1960s?

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Question 3- Q3 How Successful was the Civil Rights Movement by the late 1960s? Although there was significant improvement in the lives of black people through the Success of the civil rights movement by the late 1960s, there were also some failures and aspects that the civil rights movement had not achieved. These failures were social, economical, political and cultural. These failures included the fact that some laws were not upheld. Black people saw this as an injustice and inconvenience and as a failure economically. There was unemployment to a certain degree amongst the black community, as over 10% of black people were unemployed. This could be linked to poverty and poor quality of schooling and education Poverty and the condition of living and housing was a major issue in ...read more.


One politically damaging aspect to a failure of the civil rights movement was that white people began requesting that black people were punished harsher for their crimes, and in 1965, when Malcolm X was assassinated by a black man; damage was done to the black culture. However, along with the numerous failures, there were also successes. There were also cultural, economical, political and social successes by the late 1960s gained through the civil rights movement. Four significant anti discrimination laws were passed, beginning in 1964 when The Civil Rights Act was introduced. This forbade discrimination in public places such as restaurant, schools and hotels. It also outlawed discrimination in employment and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was also set up to follow up accusations made. ...read more.


Carl Stokes became the first black person to be elected mayor of a major city. Politically, this was a major breakthrough for black people. Blacks began to gain pride in themselves through all their successes. As blacks had to work together to achieve their rights, they became closer as a whole. Culturally, this was a success in itself. By the end of the 1960s segregation was eventually ending. Overall, 1 have found there to be stronger successes than failures. 1 can therefore conclude that the civil rights movement was more successful than unsuccessful by the late 1960s. However, discrimination is still an issue that affects us today. An example of existing discrimination would be the fact that the Ku Klux Klan a.k.a KKK is still in practise. However, most people have learned to accept different cultures and, races. Therefore attitudes have changed considerably since the late 1960s. ...read more.

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