African Americans And The Civil Rights Movement

1624 WordsJan 14, 20177 Pages
During the early 1950’s and 1960’s, the civil rights movement defined how African Americans progressed from being considered second class citizens to a unified demographic who became more endowed to handle the high tensions between them and the white segregationists. After World War II, protests began to rise between the 1950’s and 1960’s. The large number of blacks that served in the military or worked in the war industry saw that they had a greater place in the world than they had been given in previous years. After the war, the urban black middle-class and the roles of African American leaders grew. For example, teachers, ministers, and other educated blacks at the time were more aware of the obstructions being placed in front of their…show more content…
As well as providing relief for damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination and clarifying provisions regarding disparate impact actions. Malcolm X was a prominent civil rights leader who supported the advocacy of black pride as well as well as being a proponent of segregation and how violence shaped the way African Americans viewed self-defense.Throughout history, people of color were forced to submit themselves to slavery. Many were kidnapped and treated harshly by plantation owners who felt blacks were merely property. After the civil war, African Americans gradually hoped that racial discrimination would disappear making free men and women equal but in reality people of color who lived in America were by no means free men. After years of enduring discrimination, segregation and violence from whites, black activists gradually became the voice for many African-Americans. Among that list of names within this time frame was major civil rights activist Malcolm X. In the Malcolm X movie, the life of this civil rights activists showcased a tumultuous upbringing. Malcolm X like so many other people of color struggled with racism and came from an underprivileged home. As a child, Malcolm was born to a rural farmer, Earl Little and wife named Louise Little, he grew up in an environment to fear whites. Unlike other civil rights activists, Malcolm X was an advocate for violent demonstration, he wanted the black community to hammer on their right to freedom.
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