Civil Rights Movement Achievements

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The American Civil Rights Movement (The African-American Struggle for Equality) The achievements of The Civil Rights Movement improved the economic conditions of African Americans. The Civil Rights Movement was an mass movement to secure the rights for African American to have the access and opportunity to do and have that many others have. The The Civil Right Movement started around the 19th century, its lead through the 1950s and 1960s.Many events happened during and after the Civil Rights Movement. The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a major part. There was also the Little Rock Nine which was also a major event in the Civil Rights Movement. The Emmett Till murder, Brown vs. Board of Education, New Orleans school integration were also other big…show more content…
Martin Luther King died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was fatally shot while standing on a balcony on his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis,Tennessee. Martin Luther King, Jr was shot by James Earl Ray. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison. Martin Luther King played a role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. “ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the young reverend that was asked to lead the bus boycott. He truly set the tone of the non- violent resistance. He rejected hate and violence,and embraced self-respect and love. His most powerful influence of this movement was as a result of the speeches he gave every week at the First Baptist Church. He inspired the African- American people to fight for their freedom in a way that didn’t destroy the dignity and he carried out with justice and peace. The purpose of having him in our simulate is to symbolize his leadership and impact on the success of the boycott. The people of Montgomery were strong and determined to boycott the busses. Dr.King held their spirits up with his contagious enthusiasm, allowing them to stand together. From this, they were able to create a positive change in the way society treated them that would impact history”(Moulton, Aryn,Nichole Phillips,Sabrina Styza, and Sandy Gonzales). “ Approximately 40,000 African-American bus riders the majority of the city’s bus riders boycotted the system the next day, December 5. That afternoon black leaders met to form the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA). The group elected Martin Luther King Jr., the 26-year -old- pastor of Montgomery’s Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, as its president, and decided to continue the boycott until the city met its demands”( Montgomery Bus Boycott .”
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