Nicole Rushin Cause and effect essay

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Nicole Rushin Professor: Andrea Barrett Date: 2/4/08 English 1101 The cause of the Civil Rights movement To know why there was a Civil Rights movement, we need the definition of Civil Rights. According to Webster “ civil Rights is the nonpolitical rights of a citizen, the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to U.S. citizen by the 13 th and 14 th amendments to the Constitution and by acts of Congress.” - Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate dictionary , p. (152). During the 50’s and 60’s this was a time in American history when black American s were not given the same rights as white Americans. This included segregation, the right to vote, the right to ride on the front of public transportation and various other issues that plagued black Americans. During the 1950’s in the south many black Americans were not allowed to attend school with white people, they were not able to eat in the same restaurants. Many restaurants and public places would not even serve African Americans. This was far greater in the south, than in the north.
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