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The Civil Rights Movement Of The 1950s And60s

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The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ‘60s The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ‘60s was a pivotal time period for the development of the United States as a country and for all of its citizens. This time period was filled with civil injustices, racial inequality, and an overall unfair system of governance and morality. The purpose of this research paper will be to highlight exactly the cruelty of the nation and the unfortunate discrimination that African Americans had to face during the 1950s and ‘60s. Furthermore, this research will discuss the history, impact, and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ‘60s. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ‘60s essentially was a crusade established by the African American community which hoped to create equal rights for people of color and stop racial segregation. Many people would argue that the cause of the start of the Civil Rights Movement began with the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955, with Rosa Parks being the leader of that specific movement (Foner, 2016). However, Rosa Parks wasn’t the only woman beginning a revolution and fighting for the equality of African Americans. Another woman was brewing up a new system of equality in politics and her name was Lulu White (Pitre, 2012). White was in charge of creating a Political Action Committee that focused on getting the most qualified African American men and women in a political office. In fact, many women were pushing for equality during this time
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