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

Who were the main people involved in the Civil rights Movement?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

History essay!! Who were the main people involved in the Civil rights Movement? The civil rights movement was perhaps the most vital social movement in the twentieth century. It began with the impact from the Second World War, upon American race-relations, traces the unfolding protests against racial segregation in the 1950's and the 1960's. This analysed the struggle for black southerners to win right to vote. Also it looked at southern white resistances to racial equality. One of the main people involved in the civil rights movement is thirteen-year career of Martin Luther king. He was the most influential black leader of the era, constitutes an important focus for the civil rights movement. ...read more.

Middle

If you ask me I think Rosa Parks was the mother of the civil rights movement, because Mrs Parks was convicted one morning, of disobeying the City's segregation ordinance and fined 10 dollars on top of Court costs. Rosa changed the nation when she refused to give her seat up for a white person. The same day of her arrest Martin Luther King was hired by one of the black activists to boycott the bus laws. This boycott, which was one of Jim Crows transportation laws, was a complete success, landing King into the national Stardom with the accomplishment. Soon black people all over began to non-violently protest in many segregations places. ...read more.

Conclusion

His message was and still is liked by black and white people, as he sends the message of true equality and not just power to blacks. Poverty, education, and racism are still part of today's society and in political battle with each other, but the efforts of all the black people are paying off for everyone. The world does seem to be getting better. Not only did these people help in the Civil rights movement but also, so did many others. To me these were the main involvements as they did a lot. They didn't only do this because it was the right thing to do, but because it was they believed in. they have changed many nations and who knows where black people would be today with out the help of many brave ...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 USA 1941-80 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 USA 1941-80 essays

  1. Mahatma Gandhi

    With these speeches, people began to see peace and stop fighting. Indian was in union again. A few months later, a Hindu fanatic shot him at his daily prayer. I think that Mohandas Gandhi was one of the most influential people of the 20th century.

  2. Rosa Parks. Good morning/afternoon students my name is Rosa Parks and I am ...

    In (1939) Dr. Kenneth Clark an African American educator and professor tested that segregated schools in America has affected African American children's views on themselves and stereotypes by using dolls. Two dolls had pink skin and two had brown. White and African American students both chose the brown doll as being inferior and bad.

  1. Who was the most influential player of the early civil rights movement?

    that black people were treated equally and got the civil rights they deserved. Also, I believe that Garvey's greatest contribution to black civil rights was his encouragement of them to have pride in themselves, their culture and heritage. Many of Garvey's ideas lived on to influence civil rights in the

  2. The Nationalist Option And Its Consequences on the Movement Towards Equality.

    Washington cultivated local white approval and secured a small state appropriation, but it was northern donations that made Tuskegee Institute by 1900 the best-supported black educational institution in the country (Harlan, 1963, p. 22). The Atlanta Compromise Address, delivered before the Cotton States Exposition in 1895, enlarged Washington's influence into the arena of race relations and black leadership.

  1. The USA 1941 - 80 : The Divided Union.

    Kennedy was lukewarm towards progress for civil rights, fearing he may upset southern Democrat Congressmen in his own party, whose help he needed to get the New Frontier through Congress. * In September 1961, following Robert Kennedy's action to support the Freedom Riders, all railways and airlines voluntarily desegregated their facilities.

  2. GCSE History Coursework – The American Civil Rights Movement

    We also cannot be sure if the people behind her are shouting abuse or support still expressions are usually very difficult to interpret, like these. The New York Times might use this image in its news report on this incident to increase support further and to please its majority audience, anti-segregationist whites.

  1. Free essay

    Do humans still have their rights?

    signs stating 'For Whites only'" King begins by speaking about the fact that even the 'law' the people who are supposed to protect the country, the police. Whose motto is 'to serve and to protect', even these people treat the black man in a way that King cannot describe.

  2. The scope of this investigation is to discover the Rastafari movement mainly by considering ...

    Marcus Garvey, who was born in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, on August 17, 1887, quickly involved himself in social reform, participating in the first Printers' Union strike in Jamaica in 1907 and in setting up the newspaper "The Watchman". By travelling around the world (e.g., Central and South America)

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