civil rights

Success Of The Civil Rights Movement By 1963

The civil rights movement was a political, legal and social struggle by Black Americans to gain full citizenship rights and to achieve racial equality. After the eminent speech by Martin Luther King (in the early 1950’s) African American men and women, along with the whites, organised and led the movement...

Open Document

Montgomery Bus Boycott

In Montgomery, Alabama segregation was a part of everyday life. African Americans who lived there faced segregation in places such as parks, schools, restrooms, theaters and buses. The particular aspect of the segregation amongst Montgomery blacks and the whites of that year was the segregation law of the bus system....

Open Document

EQUAL PAY ACT 1963

Employment Law – Equal Pay Act 1963 Introduction of Employment Law: Employment law dictates in each and every part of work. Employment law applies to employees, employers, independent contractors, and unions. Employers and employees must follow specific guidelines such as selecting and interviewing employees, work issues, firing. Due to the...

Open Document

The History of the Ku Klux Klan

The end of the Civil war is very significant part of history. As the struggle of blacks for freedom came to an end, a new form of struggle began to form. Political, social, and economic gains of blacks after the Civil war became frightening, and the idea of whites loosing...

Open Document

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Cornel West

“What are the key issues facing society today, according to the thinkers in your text on Social movements?(Consider for example, the question of “human rights” versus “identity”, and “inclusion” versus “difference” . Compare and contrast three of these thinkers;: which of them offers the best analysis of the problems at...

Open Document

Claude Mc Kay And The Harlem Renaissance

Claude McKay and the Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement in 1920s America during which black art, literature, and music experienced renewal and growth, originating in New York City’s Harlem district. Racism, discrimination, segregation these were all factors of an American African’s life during the Harlem Renaissance....

Open Document

Analysis of I Have a Dream Speech

Analysis of “I Have a Dream” On August 28th, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech to over 100,000 people during the March on Washington. King’s speech was one of the most influential during the era of the Civil Rights Movement and is to this day recognized as a...

Open Document

The Civil Right Movement

Through out the history of African American people struggle for freedom, the struggle took many forms of riots, rebels by leaders who differed in methods but had the same aims. The nonviolent form took the struggle into a new era of struggle techniques. The nonviolent approach which shaped the struggle...

Open Document

Malcolm X

Malcolm X, born as Malcolm Little was one of the most prestigious black leaders that progressed the movement of the nation of Islam. He was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska his father was a Baptist preacher and his mother was a homemaker. Malcolm X was very determined...

Open Document

The Failures Of Affirmative Action

Once upon a time, there were two people who went to an interview for only one job position at the same company. The first person attended a prestigious and highly academic university, had years of work experience in the field and, in the mind of the employer, had the potential...

Open Document

Civil Disobedience In American History

Throughout American history, it is clear that many individuals have fought for justice in a society that has often denied it. We know this information from documents written by these individuals expressing their feelings on a certain subject. On the subject of human rights, two specific men have expanded their...

Open Document