Robert C. Weaver's Role In The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Movement was one of the most important historical events to change the United States. This era redesigned the nation's social system as it gave African-American people the same opportunities as a white person by law. There remained a constant conflict between the races. People’s rights were still being violated just because of the color of their skin. Hate crimes were prominent, especially in the Southern states. The 1950’s and 60’s were a time of violence, sit-ins, protests, and war. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. employed a nonviolence strategy to help win supporters. In 1960, four black college students in North Carolina sat at a Woolworth’s lunch counter and asked to be served coffee. Even though they were not served, they…show more content…
Weaver first made his mark when he was appointed as Secretary of HUD (Housing and Urban Development). President Johnson chose Weaver because his race and background allowed him to view both white and Negro perspectives. His position as a government administrator and his responsibilities as a Negro “complemented each other” (Weaver, 1963 para. 38). Weaver was an exceptional leader, with strong values and a role model for those who are less fortunate, worked hard to eliminate racial segregation, especially in housing. By 1969, Weaver was the President of Barach College and a year later, he went on to become a notable professor at Hunter College where he taught Urban Affairs (Weaver, 1963 para. 38). Many people needed training to find adequate jobs to provide for their families. Weaver stated in “The Negro as an…show more content…
546). The poor treatment of African Americans at the time still consisted of segregation, threats, and often, beatings. When diplomats entered the country, they expected to be treated as government officials; however, if they attempted to dine in a restaurant, they were thrown out, and if they happen to encounter a white supremacist, they were beaten senseless. Government officials’ feared serious political repercussions if there was persistent racial

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