How Did Grassroots Influence The Civil Rights Movement
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Grassroots Activism and the Civil Rights Movement
The civil rights movement was a political, legal and social struggle for African-Americans in the United States to be full citizens and it was possible because of the union between grassroots activists and the black population. This movement was the first and most important as a consequence of the racial segregation that separated African Americans from whites. African Americans had schools, transportation, restaurants and parks just for them, but of worse quality than those of whites. Grassroots activism influenced the success of the civil rights movement because; the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was possible, A. Philip Randolph directed with grassroots activists the March of Washington of 1963 in which he Martin Luther King Jr, gave his famously known discourse “I Have a Dream” which became the key element for the success of the Civil Rights Movement and it also brings up the Supreme Court and presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman in their respective time to take action in order to ensure the protection of black people liberties.
Until 1955 the civil rights movement in the country had focused on the courts: while the NAACP is subject to registration through its offices in the south and protested discrimination (Documents in US History III, Pg. 3) its efforts are concerned with the frequency of coordination and local authorities used to harass locals and