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Segregation and the Civil Rights Movement

Compare and contrast Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were near contemporaries, born four years apart in the 1920s, and both experienced the bitter racism of mid-twentieth-century America. Each died by gun...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2019 12:39 pm UTC

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What challenges did Martin Luther King, Jr. face and/or overcome?

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader of the Civil Rights movement who faced enormous challenges in his lifetime. His first major protest was the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955-1956, when...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2016 3:05 pm UTC

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What challenges did Rosa Parks go through?

The biggest challenge that Rosa Parks faced was segregation. At that time in the South, all aspects of life were divided along strictly racial lines. As well as being denied their civil rights,...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2018 12:23 pm UTC

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How many Civil Rights Acts have there been?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is perhaps that most well known of the federal civil rights acts. However, it is only one of eight total acts of its kind. The first civil rights act was passed in...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2019 8:00 pm UTC

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In what ways did the Civil Rights Movement succeed?

The Civil Rights Movement succeeded in ending segregation. Brown v. Board of Education ended segregation in schools and set a precedent for making segregation illegal. This opened up public...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2019 10:39 pm UTC

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What circumstances in the South led to the struggle of African Americans for equal rights?

The road to the 1950s and 60s civil rights struggle was a long one. After African Americans began to lose rights in the latter nineteenth century, they turned to accommodation, a policy...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019 5:01 pm UTC

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What were the short-term and long-term results and effects of Martin Luther King Jr.'s actions? 

Prior to Martin Luther King Jr.'s arrival on the scene, the civil rights movement was largely ignored by most American people. But once this charismatic preacher with the powerful voice and an...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2020 6:55 am UTC

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How did segregation in the North differ from segregation in the South?

Racial segregation existed throughout the United States, North, and South. As one historian of segregation has written, "no reflective historian any longer believes" that Northern states were...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2019 5:08 pm UTC

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How did the Civil Rights Movement inspire other reform movements by minority groups?

It should come as no surprise that the fight for racial equality in the United States led to a number of other movements for reform by various minority groups. This Civil Rights movement showed the...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2020 7:44 pm UTC

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Explain how the Supreme Court justified the practice of segregating railroad passengers in Louisiana by race.

In this question, you are referring to the Supreme Court case of Plessy v Ferguson, which was decided in 1896. In that case, the Court had to decide whether a Louisiana law that required whites...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2016 2:22 pm UTC

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What were the important characteristics of Rosa Parks?

Rosa Parks illustrated very well the idea of 'passive resistance' or non-violent protest. One very famous proponent of this techn ique was of course Gandhi in India. He attempted to find a way of...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2010 9:33 pm UTC

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In what ways did the civil rights movement succeed and what made those successes possible?

After a long struggle, the Civil Rights movement accomplished many of its goals. By the end of the 1960s made many positive changes had been made by the movement. With the Brown v Board of...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2016 5:10 am UTC

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What caused civil unrest in America in the 1950s and 1960s?

There were several factors leading to civil unrest in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. One of these factors was tied to discrimination and segregation in the South. Throughout the South,...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2015 12:13 pm UTC

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How did white Southerners limit the rights of blacks?

After the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of the slaves, the former Confederate states were quick to institute what was known as the Black Codes. These were laws that were made with the...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2018 3:34 pm UTC

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By what methods did Southern white people seek to limit African American civil rights and liberties?

There were many ways Southern white people attempted to limit the freedom of African Americans after their emancipation. In addition to the laws that have been mentioned in other answers, there...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2019 5:11 pm UTC

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Why was non-violent action so effective in the civil rights movement?

The nonviolent protests of the 1950s and the 1960s were very successful for several reasons. For example, the Montgomery Bus Boycott showed that African-Americans were very determined to achieve...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2016 7:34 pm UTC

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We Must Accept Finite Disappointment

The meaning of the quote "We must accept finite disappointment but must never lose infinite hope" by American civil-rights activist and minister Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is saying that, as the...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2015 1:48 am UTC

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What strategy did the NAACP adopt in its fight for civil rights?

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was the preeminent civil rights organization in the United States up through the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954....

Latest answer posted May 29, 2015 3:04 pm UTC

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Was Martin Luther King Jr. ever President of the United States of America?

Martin Luther King Jr. was not a president. He was a civil rights leader who led marches for freedom, was imprisoned for his beliefs, spoke to the heart of the people, and inspired millions. Martin...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2008 1:56 am UTC

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What was James Earl Ray's motive for assassinating Martin Luther King?

There are many theories that discuss the assassination of Dr. King. Some theories suggest that James Earl Ray killed Dr. King to gain a name for himself. He was a high school drop out and petty...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2010 4:05 am UTC

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To what extent did the American Civil Rights movement influence Australia's Freedom Rides and how are they similar...

The Australian Freedom Ride was directly inspired by the American civil rights movement. Just as Dr. Martin Luther King and his supporters challenged racial hatred and prejudice in the United...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2020 10:58 am UTC

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Was the 1960s a progressive or conservative era in American history?  

While no time in American history can fairly be called all “progressive” or all “conservative,” it is appropriate to say that, on balance, the 1960s were a progressive era. This was a time of...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2016 1:41 am UTC

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What is "militant nonviolence" in the context of the Civil Rights Movement? Martin Luther King created the Southern...

Militant nonviolence means making the passive act of being nonviolent into an assertive action. While not a goal of the civil rights movement, this was a method championed by Martin Luther King,...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2019 5:25 pm UTC

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When and how did the Civil Rights movement begin?

The Civil Rights movement began in earnest in the 1950s, although there were actions that occurred prior to that time that focused on civil rights. As early as the late 1890s and early 1900s,...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2018 11:41 pm UTC

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Compare and contrast the leadership styles and philosophies of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois, Marcus Garvey,...

Several issues arise when trying to compare the leadership styles of these men. One is that they operated in their own unique contexts. The other is that many of them—DuBois in particular—changed...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2017 2:55 am UTC

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How did the media influence the civil rights movement?

The media influenced the civil rights movement in key ways, and it is important to understand that the leaders of the movement understood this fact very clearly. First, the media tended to anoint...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2012 5:02 am UTC

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How did the 1960s change the lives of African Americans?  

The 1960s was the height of the modern civil rights movement. Much of this movement was focused on ending segregation and the unequal treatment of African Americans. For about a century, much of...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2018 2:04 pm UTC

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What are the factors responsible for the success of the Civil Rights Movement in the US during 1960s?

Many factors, both great and small, contributed to the success of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Small but significant factors include the decision of popular entertainers to advocate for...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2018 5:14 am UTC

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Why does Malcolm X discuss the details of his early life in Michigan, Boston, and New York?

Malcolm X as a devout Muslim is using his own life to illustrate rising above one's circumstances by faith, hard work, and especially self education and knowledge of the true nature of America. He...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019 11:34 am UTC

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Why Was The Civil Rights Movement Necessary

The American civil rights movement was necessary due to the second-class citizen status that African Americans held. Following the American Civil War, and the passing of the Thirteenth and...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2018 10:11 pm UTC

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Compare the pros and cons of migrating from the South to the North. In what ways did moving to the North meet the...

Because the previous educator did such an outstanding job in outlining the first part of your question, I'll focus on the second part and more specifically address how the North both met the...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2018 8:58 pm UTC

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How did Martin Luther King Jr. use compromise to affect change in the Civil Rights Movement?  Give examples.

Martin Luther King, Jr. used compromise to bring about change in the civil rights movement. One example of this can be seen concerning the debate surrounding the Voting Rights Act. African...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2017 2:51 am UTC

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Do the Jim Crow Laws have an impact today?  Why or why not?    

Regrettably, the Jim Crow Laws do still have an impact today. Although the substantive laws themselves have long since been repealed, their animating spirit still plays a depressingly prominent...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2019 9:29 am UTC

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What is an example of how the principle "All Men Are Created Equal" has affected government policies in the modern...

After the war, we focused on rebuilding out society. The idea that everyone was created equal was beginning to be more inclusive. Many races fought alongside each other in World War II, and...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 4:54 am UTC

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How did the Supreme Court affect civil rights?

There have also been cases where the Supreme Court did NOT uphold civil rights. I think that is important to point out. The problem is that the Supreme Court does not make social justice. The...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2011 5:20 pm UTC

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How was the Civil Rights Movement similar to the Progressive Era?

Both the Progressive Movement and the Civil Rights movement aimed to use the government as a means of improving society, specifically the lives of those who were disadvantaged. Although the methods...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2012 2:29 pm UTC

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Who were the major leaders in the Red Power movement?

The Red Power movement came to the forefront in the late 1960s. As its name indicates, it sought justice for Native Americans (often characterized as "redskins") and took its cue from black civil...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2019 11:51 am UTC

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What were the 10 most important events in the civil rights era and why?

The Civil Rights Era consisted of many important events. I think choosing the most important points is kind of a judgement call. I would choose Rosa Parks, the Little Rock Nine, Martin Luther...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2011 2:20 pm UTC

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Rosa Parks Contributions

In short, Rosa Parks shows the power of one person to ignite needed social change. When Parks originally refused to give up her seat, she said that she was simply tired of giving in. She knew that...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2020 8:21 pm UTC

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Explain and compare the strategies of the NAACP, SNCC, and SCLC.

First, we should recognize that the NAACP was much older than the other two organizations. It was founded in the first decade of the twentieth century, whereas the SCLC and SNCC were founded in the...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2017 3:04 am UTC

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What was the major piece of civil rights legislation enacted during the 1960's?

Four major pieces of civil rights legislation were enacted during the 1960s. Probably the most significant was the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but let's have a look at each of these pieces of...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2019 12:07 am UTC

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Was Martin Luther King Jr. a president? Has the USA had a black president in the past?

No, the United States has never had an African-American president before. I honestly did not know if I might see it in my lifetime, and I am only 38 years old. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a very...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2008 4:53 am UTC

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What factors explain the growing tensions between SNCC and SCLC and the increasing criticisms of King by SNCC workers?

The Southern Leadership Christian Conference (SCLC) was founded in 1957 by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, pronounced "snick") was set up in...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2019 10:20 pm UTC

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Why did civil rights activists decide to focus their desegregation efforts on interstate buses?    

One of the problems with a system of legal constitutionalism is that the courts have no means to enforce their rulings. In the case of Boynton v. Virginia (1960), the Supreme Court declared...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2018 7:38 am UTC

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American Indian Movement Goals

The American Indian Movement had many goals. Based on the choices you have provided, answer C is the best answer to choose. The American Indian Movement wanted to accomplish many things. These...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2016 5:11 pm UTC

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What do the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and the Mississippi Appendectomies suggest about the history of African Americans...

The incidents suggest two key things in regard to the medical community's historical attitude toward black people: firstly, that black people are something "other" than or less than human; and...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2018 5:00 am UTC

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Why did the civil rights movement fall apart in the late 1960s and early 1970s?

I would not say that the Civil Rights Movement "fell apart." Instead, I would agree with the second Educator's description of a movement which "unraveled to some degree" and lost momentum. To say...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2018 12:25 am UTC

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What are the 3 violations of the IRB and NASW Code of Ethics in the Tuskegee Experiment on black males? Identify the...

There were numerous ethical violations that the researchers involved in the Tuskegee Experiment enacted upon the 400 black men who endured the racist, abusive study. First, the study is a clear...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2020 8:03 pm UTC

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How have African-Americans become active agents in responding to the problems of the post-Reconstruction era?

As Reconstruction drew to a close in the late 1870s, federal funding to rebuild Southern society dwindled and the troops that had occupied former Confederate states were withdrawn. African American...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2020 2:50 am UTC

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Do you agree or disagree with Martin Luther King Jr's view that nonviolence is the best way to fight injustice? Explain.

I think that Dr. King's ethical frame of reference is rooted in the idea that he would not allow someone else to control how he was to act. In its most basic definition, violence as a response is...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2012 12:08 pm UTC

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