Compare And Contrast The Civil Right Movement And Women's Rights Movement

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In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, while the Cold War was happening foreignly, inside the American country Civil Rights Movement was getting the attention of most of the Americans. The African-American civil right Movement and the Women’s Rights Movement were the two most similar movements. They had few differences. The African-American movement was lead by Martin Luther King. The Women’s Rights movement was lead by Betty Friedan. However those leaders weren’t the only ones but they were who had the most impact on getting the civil rights. The African-American Movement happened first then the Women’s Right happened. The African-American Movement was peaceful and so was the feminist movement. Martin Luther King was the leader of the African-American Movement. This movement…show more content…
Women who had the same job as men were paid less. The battle for equal rights for women did not finish after the 18th Amendment was passed in 1919 after the First World War by Woodrow Wilson. However just like the African-American movement had this movement also had a leader know as Betty Friedan. She wrote a book called The Feminine Mystique in which she addressed to the women and give them reason why they should protest against discrimination and fight for equal pay. Martin Luther King also wrote a speech in which he addressed to all american and give them reasons why discrimination against freedmen should no longer exist in the American Society. In 1966, Betty Friedan, with the help of other women created the Organization for Women also called NOW. This organization had many goal but it’s main goal was to eliminate discrimination against women in the world. Most specifically they wanted equal pay for women. Women were paid less than women for the exact same job. Another goal of this organization is that they get equal education so they could be worth the same as a men when applying for a job. (The American Pageant page

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