civil rights movements Essay

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1865 and 1870 - Three Constitutional amendments: The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment gave blacks the rights of citizenship, and The Fifteenth Amendment gave them the right to vote. Until the modern civil rights movement (1950s) blacks were denied access to public places such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, and schools.The African American Civil rights movement in which encompasses social movement in the southern United States, whose goal was to end racial segregation and discrimination against blacks and to enforce constitutional voting rights to them. Between 1955 and the Act of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience produced crisis situations between activists and government authorities. The Federal, state, and local governments, businesses, and communities often had to respond immediately to these situations that highlighted the inequities faced by African Americans.

There were separate facilities marked "colored only", which was sanctioned by the courts. The Supreme Court: “Racial segregation was legal as long as "separate but equal" yet things was still unequal, in 1954 The Supreme Court ruled that maintaining separate but equal schools for blacks and whites was unconstitutional.
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT Goals: desegregation, fair housing, equal employment opportunities, and fair voting laws.

After all the movement was a success. In 1963 - Amendment prohibiting the use of a poll tax in federal elections. 1964 - It prohibited