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The term Civil Rights Movement refers to the movement aimed at getting rid of or stopping the racial discrimination of African Americans. By 1966, the emergence of the Black Power Movement, which lasted roughly from 1966 to 1975, enlarged the aims of the Civil Rights Movement to include racial dignity, economic and political self sufficiency, and freedom from White domination. The Civil Rights Movement saw a lot of activity from groups such as SNCC, CORE and SCLC who prefer the term Southern Freedom Movement instead of Civil Rights Movement because the struggle was about more than just civil rights under law; it was also about fundamental issues of freedom, respect, dignity, and economic and social equality. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks (the "mother of the Civil Rights Movement") refused to get up out of her seat on a public bus to make room for a white passenger. Parks was arrested, tried, and convicted for disorderly conduct and violating a local ordinance. After word of this incident reached the black community, 50 African- American leaders gathered and organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott to protest the segregation of blacks and whites on public buses. With the support of most of Montgomery's 50,000 blacks, the boycott lasted for 381 days until the local laws segregating African-Americans and whites on public buses was lifted. Ninety percent of African Americans in Montgomery took part in the boycotts, which reduced bus revenue by 80%. A federal court ordered Montgomery's buses desegregated in November 1956, and the boycott ended in triumph. A young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., was president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, the organization that directed the boycott. The protest made King a national figure. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott and
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helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1957), serving as its first president. His efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. 1960’s The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was the longest military conflict in U.S. history and also the most unpopular war in history, never before had a war divided the American people so much. The war in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia claimed the lives of more than 58,000 Americans. Another 304,000 were wounded. The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975, involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with United States forces and the South Vietnamese army. From 1946 to 1954 the Vietnamese people had fought in the First Indochina War to try and achieve their independence from France. At the end of the war the country was divided into two different parts, the north which was controlled by Vietnamese
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