Essay on How Did the Civil Rights Movement Change America?

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Amber Young 7th Grade Nov. 2011 How did the Civil Rights Movement Change America? Research Paper Amber Paschal Young Henderson Middle School Thesis This paper will explain how the civil rights movement changed America. The civil rights movement occurred to ensure African American rights, and plummeted during the 1950s and 1960s. if this movement wasn’t successful, the world would be way different than it is today. The civil rights movement was the time in America in which African Americans and other minorities fought for equal rights. During this movement, many people dedicated their lives to end segregation and discrimination in order for America to be like it is today. Through…show more content…
The case finally ended in Mid-March of 1954. Four years later, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger. In response to Rosa’s arrest, the black community of Montgomery, Alabama established a boycott, which lasted for over a year. Half a decade later, four college students came to the lunch counter of the Elm St. Woolsworth’s and ordered coffee. Their request was refused, and the college students remained in their seats for an hour. Over the next few months, more and more African Americans continued the sit-in, and later that year, the Elm St. Woolsworth’s lunch counter became integrated. The civil rights movement changed the way people saw each other in the U.S. At first, most people saw African Americans as defenseless and helpless people, until they collaborated and impacted the Montgomery Bus System, the school system, and the judicial system. This movement also had an impact on the U.S. population, and helped confront the issue that most American Caucasians were treating people unlike themselves unequally. When you go to the bathroom, a restaurant, or even get a drink from the water fountain, there isn’t a sign that says “Whites Only” or “Colored” on it. About fifty years or so ago, people of different races couldn’t use the same bathrooms, go to the same restaurant, or even drink from the same water fountain. Because of the civil rights
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