Civil Rights Essay

1239 Words Jul 15th, 2015 5 Pages
When we look back on the history of America many events occurred that are either frowned upon, or seen as the glory days. The events that are the glory days are the highest points in American life such as Independence from England helped make America what it is today. Those events that we look back on, that are not the best periods of time, such as slavery and African Americans fighting for Rights in the 1960's, also helped to make the United States what it is today. When in the 1960's, leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, stood forward to talk about the rights that were taken away from African Americans, they were looked down on. Today however, they are heroes to us. The steps and actions made by them to free the African …show more content…
Organizations such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) were formed to help bring the rights that were stated in the constitution to the people. They did not use force, but just the freedom of speech as their main source of power. In the search for desegregation, which was then made a law, that no person was to have a different facility and that all people were to be treated equally, came the protection of these rights. President Truman created a committee to investigate racism in America in 1946, this organization called the "National Committee on Civil Rights." Steps were not just taken by African American leaders but by the white house, and political figures. These steps as said by the SNCC, "Integration of human endeavor represents the crucial first step towards such a society."
To achieve these goals, organizations such as NAACP, and the SNCC, organized sit-ins, marches, and boycotts. The first sit-in took place in Chicago, Illinois, at Jack Spratt's Coffee Shop on May 14, 1943. This spread a wave of planned activities. Activities such as bus boycotts, coming after the arrest of Rosa Parks for not giving up her seat to a white person. Her arrest angered the African American people to such a point that they refused to use buses, which led to companies losing 75 percent of their passengers, this was known as the Montgomery Bus Boycotts. Later marches in Birmingham, Alabama, where many supports got together as a whole, African Americans

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