Michael Brown And The Anti Black Racism

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Michael Brown and were not indicted. This movement was a response to the anti-black racism that exists in our society (Cullors, Tometi & Garza, 2012). Foner and Garraty (1991) point out that the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was an initiative where Civil rights activists used nonviolent protests and civil disobedience to bring about change for freedom and equality. African American leaders risked their lives to speak out for change while participating in the movement. In 1964 legislation introduced by John F. Kennedy before he was assassinated in 1963 became the Civil Rights Act off 1964 (Carson, 2016). Carson (2016) states the American Civil Rights Movement was a protest against racism, discrimination and segregation in the southern United States that began in the mid 1950’s. The movement began out of slavery, racial oppression and the need for protection of civil rights. This Civil Rights Movement was a nonviolent protest addressed towards government officials for African Americans to achieve gradual equality in their status (Carson, 2016). Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. His death led to rioting in the black communities in our society. It was thought that the U.S. Government and the Military were conspirators in his death. King’s murder was an act of racism and hatred (History.com Staff, 2009). Weiner (2009) explores the disputes over integration that resulted resistance and opposition towards white hegemony within the black community. Political
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