Faith L. FisherJuly, 22. 2018Milestone OneThesis Statement:The Governments refusal to communicate and come to a compromise is what caused the civil rights movement to slow and splinter in the mid to late 1960s, causing Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X to perform their speeches against segregation, Riots, and Sit-in and the March on Washington.Event Description:Although the Civil Rights Act, that outlawed segregation, was signed into law in 1875, the violators of this law were not prosecuted. Most cases against offenders were thrown out. Rosa Parks Stood up for segregation and refused to give up her seat in the front of a bus to a white man in 1955. This was the beginning of a boycott of the bu systems, riots, sit-ins and protests that began the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King Jr, Malcom X and other leaders of the civil rights movement staged sit-ins, the direst approach and non-violent marches to protest the treatment and injustice to African Americans.This led to arrests, beatings and lynching of African Americans. (Litwack, 2009, p. 1)The refusal of the government to negotiate civil right terms led to many uncalled for deaths. The Civil Rights Movement is remembered as atime of hardship for African Americans. When they did everything in their power to become equals in the society they lived in. The Civil Rights Movement gave them their freedom to eat
where the pleased, shop where they pleased, go to what ever library or other building they pleased with out any dire consequences.
ReferencesLitwack, L. F. (2009). “Fight the power!” The legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. The Journalof Southern History, 75(1), 3–28.