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The American Civil Rights Movement

            Racial and social justice was the root factor to start the American Civil Rights Movement, due to years of racial segregation such as the Jim Crow Segregation. The civil rights movement was like a war conducted on many fronts. Slavery was abolished however the rights of these 'slaves' were not acknowledged. The movement was sought out to cast aside decades of injustice and was framed by major campaigns of civil resistance in 1954 till 1968. During the 1960s, great judicial and legislative reform was made such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.The civil rights movement was adopted to never allow systemic oppression for any human being and aimed to transform a tragic past and move towards a greater future. Martin Luther King was a key player in the civil rights movement. Rosa Parks too was a significant contributor to the movement as was seen in the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery. The civil rights movement is understood to be a popular movement that aimed to secure equal access to basic United States of America (US) citizenship privileges for African Americans. The roots of the movement started in the 19th century however the peak of the movement was in the 1950s and 1960s. Many people from the African American community along with whites participated in the movement at local and national levels. This was done via petitions and nonviolent protests. In 1963 in Washington at Lincoln Memorial, thousands gathered in what was known to be the largest social demonstration to fight for jobs and freedom. King addressed his well-known speech 'I have a dream' here.This essays aims to discuss the success of the Civil Rights Movement by playing special emphasis on the structural changes of the American society as well as the organizational strength of the movement.
             During the late 19th century, local governments passed segregation laws that were known as the Jim Crow laws.

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