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Civil Rights Movement Essay

  • Submitted by: sara1234
  • on November 19, 2010
  • Category: History
  • Length: 1,303 words

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Civil Rights Movement
Civil rights movement started around 1950’s, but most of the movements were in 1069s. On July 26, 1948, Truman signed Executive Order 9981, which stated, “It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin. “However, lots of discrimination and segregation were still going on towards blacks in every state. 0n Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks who is the member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).   She refused to give up her seat at the front road of the colored section to a white person. Then, the police came to force her to get out of the bus and arrested her. Her movements created a bigger movement include all the blacks in Alabama. All the blacks started boycott on bus, it affects lots of Bus Company shut down their business. This event was a major affair that leaded students and youth, the black leaders, judges, and the national government join all the civil rights movement.    
In the civil rights movement, lots of student contributed, and helped the movement. For example, Tom Hayden who is a civil rights activist, and the founder also the first president of Student for a Democratic Society (SDC). Tom Hayden was a student in University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from 1957 to 1961. He was the editor of the school newspaper. In 1960, this was the year he started to meet other protester and the leader of other committee. He met Martin Luther King, Jr. in a meeting of the National Student Association and had an interview with Dr.King. Dr.King told him that he must to stand out for his people in his life. It courage him to promote the work of the students’ civil rights movement in the South on the Daily newspaper in University of Michigan. He graduated in 1961, and got married. He and his wife were work in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)....

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