Compare And Contrast The Civil Rights Movement Of The 1950s And 1960s

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The civil rights movement made a rapid advance towards the civil rights with help of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X along with their famous speeches that rallied the people to support the end to segregation and the right for African Americans. The civil rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s helped lay the groundwork for this change. Americans face discrimination in every aspect of their lives until at at least 1950s.

The main issues the with the American Civil rights were a lack of equality, segregation and other external anti-black campaigns. Many leaders from within the African American community and beyond rose to prominence during the Civil Rights era, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Andrew Goodman and others. …show more content…

The Black Panthers were formed in California in 1966 and they played a short but important part in the civil rights movement by gathering African Americans and uniting them together so they can fight for what they believe in. The Black Panthers believed that the non-violent campaign of Martin Luther King Had failed and any proposed changes to their lifestyle via the ‘traditional’ civil rights movement, would take too long to be implemented or simply not introduced. The two founders of the Black Panther Party were Huey Percy Newton and Bobby Seale. They preached for a “revolutionary war” but their party was believed to be African-American and they were willing to speak out for all those who were oppressed from whatever minority group. However, the Black Panthers were generally targeted by the FBI and they used dirty tactics such as forging letters to provoke conflict between the BPP’s leaders; organising the murders of BPP leaders initiating a “Black Propaganda” campaign to convince the public that the BPP was a threat to national security. “Carmichael is adamantly against allowing whites into the black liberation movement, explaining whites cannot relate to black experience and have an intimidating effect on blacks." Carmichael is a Black Panther. He did not want whites in the Party because he felt they …show more content…

The early 1960s brought the civil rights movement into its prime. The efforts of civil rights activists began paying off as Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson finally addressed the inequality that blacks faced. Television coverage of the violence civil rights activists endured during protests throughout the South shocked Americans as they watched the nightly news. However, on March 12th, 1964, Malcolm X leaves the Nation of Islam among his reasons for the break is Elijah Muhammad's ban of protesting for Nation of Islam adherents. The Civil rights act of June 2nd, 1964 bans discrimination in employment and public places thanks to the help of Malcolm

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