Civil Rights Movement 1960s

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In this Final Paper I had a choice of four topics to discuss from. I choose the third choose out of the four which is: (How did the Civil Rights Movement evolve throughout the 1950s and 1960s? How did the message and role of figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X impact the movement as a whole? Besides the African-American movement at this time, what other groups sought recognition? Did the United States look different by 1968 than it did a decade prior?). These are the four question I will be discussing about throughout this final paper.
I am going to start off with this first question which is: How did the Civil Rights Movement evolve throughout the 1950s and 1960s? During this era there were several different groups that were
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and Malcolm X impact the movement as a whole? In this time during 1950s and 1960s had quite a few role figures that helped impact the movement for civil rights of all. One of those role figure was no one other than Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. followed the footsteps of his father to trying to make America a more equal country for all. “King's early leadership reached beyond southern desegregation and voting rights. As the freedom movement of the 1950s and early 1960s confronted poverty and economic reprisals, King championed trade union rights, equal job opportunities, metropolitan integration, and full employment” (Jackson, Thomas F.) . In the quote above shows what Martin Luther King Jr. was hoping to reach for in those movements. This quote also show the type of role model he was during the 1950s and 1960s. There were several other role models for these movements during the 1950s and 1960s such as Malcom…show more content…
As I mention in a pier question, that the African-American movement was not the only movements that was happing during the 1950s and 1960s. There were several groups that were also hoping for equal rights during the 1950s and 1960s. Some of those groups were children rights, gay rights, and of course women rights. One of the large movements, other than the African America movement, that was during this ear was the women’s rights movement. In this age and time women did not have the rights that we women do now. They had to fight and protest for the rights that have as a luxury today. There were quite a few things women were not allowed to do or it looked frowned upon when they did do them. Such as working in a man’s work environment and low wages, take birth control pills, and even owning property. “Men and women work in different occupations because of a combination of forces, including culturally defined choices by workers themselves, discrimination by employers, and differences in skill levels and qualities. Research has shown that occupational segregation is an important aspect of gender inequality in earnings and contributes to other forms of inequality as well” (Cohen, Philip N.) . Women wanted equal opportunities for jobs and equal pay jobs for those jobs. “By the early 1960s, changes began to take place on the national level
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