Why Was the Civil Rights Movement Successful by 1965?

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Why was the civil rights movement successful by 1965?

The Civil Rights Movement kind of ebbed and flowed. For example, in 1957, Little Rock High School was desegregated, which allowed 9 African-American students to attend; however, the students were constantly harassed, and when they went to school their first day, they needed the National Guard there to protect them. There were the Freedom Rides of 1961, which led to Kennedy ordering the Interstate Commerce Commission to issue a new desegregation act; however, those participating in the sit-ins were harassed and arrested (at least some of them.) However, by the end of the 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement had definitely progressed. African-Americans registered to vote; Mississippi universities were integrated; affirmative action was enforced in 1965; interracial marriages were legalized in 1967; and the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was passed. Those were just a few of the many positive changes that were a result of all the hard work of the previous years

montgomery bus boycott 1955-56
Browder v. Gayle 1956
desegregation on buses 1956
Little rock 1957
Greenboro sit-ins 1960
Albany movement 1961-1962
James Meredith uni Mississipi 1962
Freedom Rides of 1961
birmingham campaign 1963
march on washington 1963
mississipi freedom summer 1964
Selma campaign 1965

One of the most significant event that marred this campaign but has nonetheless contributed to the success of it was the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. itself in the late 1960's.

But for many African Americans, especially those living in inner-city ghettos who discovered that nonviolent boycotts and sit-ins did little to alter their daily lives, the great march of 1963 marked only the first stage of a new, more radical phase of the Civil Rights Movement.

Civil Rights movement in the US was at peak from 1955 - 1965 congress passed the civil rights Act of 1964 and voting rights Act of 1965 guaranteeing basic civil rights...
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