What was the Civil Rights Movement?

The Civil Rights movement was a popular movement that peaked between the 1950’s and 60’s to secure equal opportunities for African Americans in the United States. The movement was mainly centered in the south. Many organizations rose from this movement. Organizations like the NAACP, CORE, SCLC, and even the Black Panthers are some of the most prominent organizations involved in the civil rights movement. They organized boycotts and protests all across the south. Two very important leaders arose during this movement as well, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Martin Luther King Jr. was known for leading more non-violent protests while Malcolm X was more of a “any means necessary” kind of guy.

Growing up the civil rights movement was always a topic of discussion and a part of the curriculum in all of my social studies, literature, and history classes since I…

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