The Civil Rights Movement In The 1950's

Topics: African American, Black people, Martin Luther King, United States, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Jim Crow laws / Pages: 2 (475 words) / Published: Nov 29th, 2015
The civil rights movement in the 1950s was a very controversial and important time in not only this nation’s history but in world history. Leaders from within the African American community like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and many others had been pivotal people during this time. Although there is still a fair amount of inequality and injustice between races to this day, it is not the equivalent of what people had to fight to achieve what they believed. Groups in the 1950s had not only wanted to end segregation but they wanted equal rights. They wanted equality for education, housing, job opportunities, and just to live a fair life. Many strides were made at this time with the help of people who were fed up with the injustice within the american society. On December 1st, 1955 Rosa Parks had refused to give her seat up to a white person on a bus. When Rosa was jailed this had caused a black community boycott of the city of Montgomery’s buses. The boycott had lasted more than a year and had showed the unification and determination of the black residents but yet to inspire blacks nationwide. Martin Luther King Jr. had been the most effective leader of this boycott and later to be one of the most effective leaders for the civil rights movement shown later on in …show more content…
Because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.” As stated by Malcolm X showed that any person fighting for the greater good had greater power than the power fighting with tyranny and oppression. Segregation was a horrible event that happened during the 1950s and the history of this country. Many progressive and positive strides were made during this time for the greater good which is what civil rights leaders and citizens had fought for during this time. We say we study history so we do not repeat it but in today’s case, that is not listened

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