Effects Of Segregation In The 1960s

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The 1960s, a time where almost everything was changing. Music was changing, politics were changing, and people were changing. The one problem that refused to go away with the various changes was Racism. Stubborn in nature, the people refused to give up the idea of white being the superior colour. Although the 1960s were the era of the Baby Boom, the racist segregation did not subside. This segregation thrived even though leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X fought hard and rigid against it. Despite the discrimination and bias, the one good thing that was achieved through the segregation was that it lead to the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Racism in the 1960s was a and a war between White and Coloured people. During…show more content…
the society itself wanted these laws to be enforced. Mobs of white men used lynching in the 1960s to try and manipulate the African-American population. (Lynching is considered the unlawful punishment of any person i.e. without legal process or authority.) Any person who tried to promote against, abolish, or defy the Jim Crow laws was often beaten and/or killed. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement helped get rid of these laws and so they were only in effect up until 1965. In 1968 the Supreme Court declared all types of segregation ‘unconstitutional’. Martin Luther King Jr. played a central role in the abolishment of Jim Crow Laws and the public support of the Civil Rights Movement. (He participated in a 382 day boycott to remove the differences and discriminations between black and white people on vehicles.) The supreme court agreed and on December 21, 1956, the law was ruled unconstitutional. However happy the black people were, King paid the price for this great achievement, finding himself arrested and his house the target for bombings. The African-American Civil Rights Movement took place in the 1960s and really gained support on August 28th,
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