The African American Struggle for Civil Rights in the 1960's

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In what ways, and for what reasons, did the African American struggle for civil rights in the United States change between the early and late 1960s?

The civil rights movement was an influential movement that has been taking place in America for many years. Victories during this time helped to raise hope for African Americans during this influential movement. In the beginning of the movement there was a focus on nonviolence, and the non-violent techniques began to pay off in the early 1960s. As the time progressed the struggle for African Americans during the civil rights in the United States. Towards the ending of the period hope was lost when major civil rights activists were assassinated. In the early 1960s non-violent techniques began to pay off with sit-ins, marches and other forms of protest. For example, on May 4th, 1961, 13 young activists traveled through the south known as the freedom rides. This was nonviolent, and this was effective. Also, four African American students in North Carolina started a Sit-In in a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter. The students were not served and workers refused to serves them. The students stayed at the counter because they were allowed to stay there, but were refused service. Many others in the south protested in similar ways, and 6 months later they were finally served in the diner. These non-violent sit-in were effective during this period. Nonviolence became less effective and groups like the Black Panther Party came
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