Civil Rights Movement Strategies

Civil Rights Movement Strategies - apartheid movement from...

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Throughout the civil rights movement there were a variety of methods employed and advocated by different leaders of the movement. While Martin Luther King was in favor of civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance, others such as Malcolm X were in favor of a more radical “by any means necessary” approach. Although both methods played a part in the eventual end of segregation, the more radical elements of the civil rights movement were eventually marginalized through losses due to violence, and a lack of mainstream appeal. I found it very interesting to read about the progression of the South African anti-
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Unformatted text preview: apartheid movement from passive, nonviolent resistance to armed rebellion. While Nelson Mandela’s group the African National Congress had originally advocated passive resistance, the Sharpeville Massacre where police gunned down unarmed protesters led the group to begin a campaign of sabotage aimed at symbols of the apartheid system such as offices that issued ID passes to blacks. Even after his release from prison, Mandela continued to advocate armed resistance because the system he was fighting against when he went to prison still existed....
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