The Success And Failure Of The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Movement affected american society from 1954- 1970 pretty dramatically. During these times a lot went down in the society. Big riots and angry mobs broke out in 1955 at Central High School due to nine african americans enrolling. Arkansas governor Orval Faubus surrounded and threatened the students. Due to this, President Dwight Eisenhower ordered the national guard to protect them. Also around this time, Rosa Parks was arrested for resisting to move to the back of the bus. This made Montgomery NAACP organized a boycott of the city buses. This year long boycott called national attention to the south’s Jim Crow practices. In the 1960’s, four college students initiated a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in North Carolina. This led to the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which allowed a younger generation of civil rights activists to develop its own strategies to achieve racial equality. …show more content…
The March on Washington, which wanted decent housing, full and fair employment, and the right to vote was a success. The Selma to Montgomery Marches were also a success. The first one took place on March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police with billy clubs and tear gas. The third march which was 51 miles is when they made it to Montgomery. Lastly, Sit-ins successfully opened a national awareness of the depth of segregation in the nation. I would say the Civil Rights Movement had a fair amount of