The Civil Rights Movement Of The South

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The civil rights movement in the South was a time of blood, tears, and victory for the African American Community. While it was a victorious time when it came to end, it came with a price. Thousands of Americans stood in harms way in order to ensure that one day race would have nothing to do with whether or not somebody could use a public restroom, sit and have a cup of coffee or be able to vote for a candidate they believed would be the right choice to help serve their country. There was a long list of people who tried to stand in the way of the African American community getting the rights and freedom that they deserved. Everyday they endured ridicule and were turned away from things that Americans now take for granted. One of the biggest groups was the Ku Klux Klan. Using many forms of scare tactics, threats, and even killing many activists, children and innocent people in order to try and stand in the way of victory.
The Ku Klux Klan had been created by confederate veterans who believed that the South should have never changed and believed in a social order of a white supreme race. The KKK died down for a while until the former revival in Atlanta, Georgia on March 27, 1946. The following night eight crosses burned in Birmingham to mark the resurgence of the order in Alabama. After the Supreme Court had outlawed the segregation of the U.S public school in 1954, over 100,000 men and women who were native-born to the United States, of White race and Protestant took the…
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