The Civil Rights movement took places in the 1960

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The Civil Rights movement took places in the 1960's, 100 years later and several generations after the civil war ended in 1865. There is still racial tension today, although notably less so than 150 years ago. Attitudes take a long time to change. But it led to the strong transformation of American social, cultural, and political life. Also changes to established concepts about the citizenship rights of blacks, and continue to reinforce the human rights of all Americans, in spite of their skin color. African Americans have always struggled for their rights. Many consider the civil rights movement to have begun not in the 1950s but when Africans were first brought in chains, centuries earlier, to America. In particular, those blacks who fought their dependence and demanded basic citizenship rights laid the basis for the modern civil rights movement. The Civil War also known as the War Between the States was in the United States of America in 1861 to 1865. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course HST 240 taught by Professor Burses during the Spring '11 term at CUNY City.

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