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The Civil Rights Movement

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Maria Roque

US History Credit 10 Essay

Ms. Pappas Caul

The Civil Rights Movement

        From 1954-1971 African Americans stud up for their rights in the civil rights movements though court cases, nonviolent protest, and marches they end segregation, protect their right to vote and made laws to end discrimination. This movement took many years but it was necessary to end the treatment of African Americans. The civil rights movement led to great changes in America.

        Part of The Civil Rights Movement was to end segregation toward African Americans. In May, 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The Supreme Court rule that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional. This is important because all Americans need the same education. In July, 1964 President Johnson signs The Civil Rights Act into law that banned discrimination in public accommodations. African Americans were relief that the government was supporting them. In 1960, African Americans began The Sit-In Movement. To show they used nonviolent protests to be equal. During the Civil Right Act these many steps made to end segregation and make America more equal.

        One reason why the Civil Right Act was important was because it give African Americans the right to vote was protected. The Voting Right Act of 1965, suspended literacy tests and other devices used to exclude black voters. This protects the right to vote and be able to have a voice to the African American people. In 1964 The Civil Right Act guarantees voting rights and prohibits gender-based discrimination. This gave everyone the right to vote. The Twenty-Fourth Amendment was passed to ban states from taxing citizens to vote. It’s made it easier for African Americans to vote. This acts protected African Americans there right to vote.


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