Running head:CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1 Civil Rights Movement Megan Okumu HIST405N Chamberlain University January 2020
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 2 Introduction Martin Luther King Jr's, “I Have a Dream” was a speech heard across the nation filled with hope and promise for tomorrow. A speech that came during a time of uprise amongst minorities and tension between races. King would rise a well known leader for nonviolent protest during the civil rights movement. Although times had changed and America was progressing economically, industrially, and even abroad the topic of race remained an unsolved issue. Racial segregation and discrimnation was deep-rooted and imbeded for centuries dating back to slavery. Emancipation and amendments to the Constitution could not deter unfound ideologies that had stricken the minds of many whites at the time. While the United States was winning the hearts of the world by spreading humanity and democracy in Europe post World War 2, within its own borders African Americans were fighting for the same dignities. Civil Rights Movement “There are the reasons why social movements commence to rebel against unresolved generational disparities and societal injustices. In this commentary, the term poverty is not limited to low income, but it includes inadequate access, skills, and opportunities, as well.”
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