Civil Rights Dbq

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Analyze the changes that occurred during the 1960’s in the goals, strategies, and support of the movement for African American civil rights.

A lot of changes have occurred during this time. Mixed emotions when it came to African Americans and Whites; deciding whether they wanted to be segregated or not. Voting, segregation, being equals just fighting for rights period. The changes that occurred during the 60s were the goals to fight for the rights of all African Americans, being non-violent, and support of everyone who agreed.

There are many different people who contributed to the changes. For example, Martin Luther King Jr. in 1960s he and his organization started more and more protest marches and demonstrations. This group felt that the foundation of what they are doing is based off being non-violent and their faith. Through not being violent, justice overthrows all. (Document A) In 1963, Martin Luther King organized a big protest march in Washington D.C hundreds thousands Americans, black and white, took part. This was held at the Lincoln Memorial; here he held his most famous “I Have a Dream” speech. President Kennedy he was speaking on the radio about how he has been confronted about a moral issue. The question is whether Americans should be equal to one another or not. Whether Americans should be treated the same and how we would want to be treated. The problems come from the North and the South where being equal is not going to happen. There are fights starting in the streets and police are being issued to step in after a while. He continued on to say that eventually this problem can’t be fixed with the use of police. It can’t be left to violence in the streets and the burning of houses and what not. It has to be action done by congress. That he was planning on making a commitment to make everyone equal. (Document D) (Document C) After Kennedy was killed in November 1963, the next American government passed a law that gave...
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