Civil Rights In The Sixties Paper

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Civil Rights in the Sixties Paper
David I. Sanchez
September 20, 2011
University of Phoenix

Civil Rights in the Sixties Paper

In the late 1950’s and all of the 1960’s African Americans were on their way to claiming there rights and independents through the Civil Rights movement. It was only a matter of time before the media had an opinion legally, politically and socially, on the issue of the Civil Rights movement.
This was a time when media was evolving and influencing the public eye. This was a time were society had left the newspaper and turn to television to get an immediate impact on the up to date news of the Civil Rights movement and it leaders. In the early ...view middle of the document...

was also known for writing his famous letter “letter from the Birmingham City Jail” which announced and advocated civil obedience against unjust laws. He also became the member of Montgomery Improvement Association making Mr. King the official spokesperson for the 1955 bus boycott. Which a year later the Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation is illegal, bringing the boycott to an end and declaring victory for the boycott. On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King lead one of the biggest marches in history 225,000 people in Washington. On April 4, 1968 the world came to a halt as people around the world mourn the loss of the Dr. Martin Luther King who was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.
As an adult Malcolm Little decided to change his name to Malcolm X for fear that little was a name that was passed down to him and his accentors as slaves, the X in Malcolm’s name signified his lost tribal name. As an adult Malcolm little was involved in various criminal activities such as, gambling, prostitution and narcotic rings and spent a majority of his life in prison. While in prison Malcolm’s brother Reginald who belonged to a organization call (NOI) Nation of Islam would come visit him and keep him up to date with the Islam preaching’s .After been released early from prison Malcolm became interested in the teaching of Islam and began to study the teachings of the( NOI) Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Muhammad’s teachings were that the white society primary goal was to keep the African Americans from achieved any type of empowerment such as political, economic and social success. Malcolm’s teaching for the Civil Rights movements were far from the teaching of the late Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm looked toward violence and any way possible to get his point across, Malcolm was also radical when it came to racism and segregation. He believed that the teaching of Islam needed to been heard, so he utilized any type of media exposure he could fine newspaper, radio and television to broadcast it....

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