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. From 1956 until his tragic death in 1968, Martin Luther King was the for most leader in the black American’s non-violent quest for civil rights and a better life. Inspired by a lecture on Mahatma Gandhi. He went out and brought every book he could find on Gandhi and nonviolence.
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King realised that the love ethic of Jesus could go beyond individuals and be more applied to the conflicts of racial groups and nations. He discovered the method for social reform in Gandhi’s love force and nonviolence. King thought he could do the same as Gandhi did for Asians, and stop racism towards African Americans.
This leads me onto my next involvement, which is Rosa Parks. 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. In turn most of these places were desegregated.
The black people in the North felt they had to do more then the people in the South, to make a difference but they didn’t have a voice. That was until Malcolm X did make a difference, but he was not liked by Whites even was strongly hated by black-Muslims. Soon later black-Muslims shot and killed Malcolm X, not long later Martin Luther King was assassinated. Once again another great voice was silenced.
Jesse Jackson arose the killing in 1965. He started many organizations to help support black and civil rights. Also to show that the equality between black and white were getting stronger. Jackson ran for president of USA in both 1984 and in 1988, not only becoming a threat in the Civil Right Movement but as a political icon also. 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