Civil Rights Dbq

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AP History
DBQ

Analyze the changes that occurred during the 1960’s in the goals, strategies, and support of the movement for African American civil rights.

A lot of changes have occurred during this time. Mixed emotions when it came to African Americans and Whites; deciding whether they wanted to be segregated or not. Voting, segregation, being equals just fighting for rights period. The changes that occurred during the 60s were the goals to fight for the rights of all African Americans, being non-violent, and support of everyone who agreed. There are many different people who contributed to the changes. For example, Martin Luther King Jr. in 1960s he and his organization started more and more protest marches and
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It also gave them the right to vote. Later on, Martin Luther King found out that not all blacks wanted to fight for equal rights the way he did. Some groups became aggressive and used violence. This is where the slogan “Black Power” became famous. King also fought against poverty. He said there were too many rich people in America and that the poor people should be given more money.
In 1966, the Black Panthers began to play an important but short role in the civil rights movement too. The Nation of Islam was very active, but unlike MLK, they advocated retaliation, violence, and separation rather than peace and unity. Around this time, the cops would bring out dogs and have them attack blacks. The blacks felt as though they tried to fight fair for as long as they could, but they were being tired of being pushed around. The process of being equal was taking too long. It drove them to anger, frustration, repression, deceit, and hypocrisy. More vicious dog attacks were being set up by the police, and more police controls became familiar so the blacks began to think they needed to arm themselves. (Document F)
People like MLK and Black Panthers all believed in the same thing, they all wanted the same thing. They all wanted equal rights and they fought for those. The goals were to be non-violent and for the most part, they achieved that goal. While fighting for what they wanted and what they deserved they had people who backed them up

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