Many historians have said that the 1960s were the times of changes for the civil rights. Through the use of historical facts and information it will become evident that there were goals, strategies and supports for the movement of African American civil rights.
Political and economic changes occurred after World War I. Certain rights were not given to the black people in the United States. Ways to gain the rights were protesting with groups of people. Another was trying to gain the president’s trust. Third to have voting rights and register like any other citizens.
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the many advocates to bringing white and black people living peacefully together. He organized non-violent protests. Like the march to Washington and delivering the speech “I Have A Dream”. One such organization was known as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (S.N.C.C.). (Document A) Their goal was, “Through nonviolence, courage displaces fear: love transforms hate.” However, mistreatment to the African Americans created anger and crimes performed. Police were involved with the injustice activities in Birmingham, Alabama. (Document C) Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a letter to why he came to Alabama to solve these problems. (Document B) He advocated the idea of no one being an outsider if he or she lives within the borders of a country.
Through some protests led to many injuries and deaths combined. Each individual was demanding equal paid jobs, and a voice to heard around the community. From the South, Stokely Carmichael wrote, “We want to…. society we seek to build among black people, then, is not a capitalist one.” (Document E) These ideas vibrated into the president’s attention. John F. Kennedy warned the people of a crisis in the nation. He
proposed to Congress to pass acts to reduce the violent threats. (Document D)
Violence was not the only trouble African Americans faced. The time of the Civil War, President Lincoln passed the...