The civil rights movement was a movement that held massive numbers of nonviolent protest against racial segregation and discrimination in America especially the southern states during the 1950’s and 60’s.
Historians generally agree that Civil Rights Movement began with the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 and ended with the passing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
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I have chosen to analyse song lyrics and speeches which were inspired by the civil rights movement and date back to the time when the civil rights movement was well underway.
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Mahalia Jackson was born in New Orleans in 1911, and from childhood sangin church. She resisted the lure to secular music saying, "When you singgospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what's wrong. But when youare through with the blues, you've got nothing to rest on." She firstsang in church store-fronts, but as her recognition grew, she began givingchurch concerts, making records, and touring the U.S. and abroad. She alsosang on radio and television. Jackson became involved with the civilrights movement at the urging of Martin Luther King, Jr. In thisphotograph she is singing at the 1957 Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom at theLincoln Memorial--a civil rights rally, held on the third anniversary ofthe Brown decision. Jackson also sang just before King's "I have a Dream"speech during the 1963 March on Washington.
Civil Rights Movement - English Online
The Civil Rights movement was based in the South of America, where the African-American population was concentrated and where racial inequality was most obvious....
The Civil Rights Movement: 1968—2008
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African American Odyssey: The Civil Rights Era (Part 1)
The key players in succeeding with the civil rights movement were the soldiers returning from the war, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the anti-Vietnam War activists.
Atlanta in the Civil Rights Movement - ARCHE
When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person inMontgomery, Alabama, and was arrested in December 1955, she set off atrain of events that generated a momentum the civil rights movement hadnever before experienced. Local civil rights leaders were hoping for suchan opportunity to test the city's segregation laws. Deciding to boycottthe buses, the African American community soon formed a new organizationto supervise the boycott, the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA).The young pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Reverend MartinLuther King, Jr., was chosen as the first MIA leader. The boycott, moresuccessful than anyone hoped, led to a 1956 Supreme Court decision banningsegregated buses.