Segregation and the Civil Rights Movement

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Explain how grassroots civil rights groups like the SCLC and groups focused on the court system like NAACP shape the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s? From Eyes on the Prize episode 4- No...

Explain how grassroots civil rights groups like the SCLC and groups focused on the court system like NAACP shape the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s? From Eyes on the Prize episode 4- No Easy Walk

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The Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) adopted two different strategies in the fight for civil rights in the 1950s. The NAACP was a national organization with a large membership. The leadership of the NAACP attacked the legal foundations of segregation in courts via lawsuits that challenged the constitutionality of the laws that established it. The most visible outcome of this strategy was the...

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