Since the 1960s, many laws have been passed to guarantee civil rights to all americans but the struggle continues today, not only blacks, but many other groups — including women, hispanics, asian-americans, people with disabilities, homosexuals, the homeless, and other minorities — are waging civil-rights campaigns. The civil rights movement was successful in 1964 and 1965, with the federal government's passage of the civil rights act of 1964 and the voting rights act of 1965 these two federal laws outlawed segregation, guaranteed african americans equal protection under the law, and truly secured african american men and women the right to vote. The civil rights movement continues so much of the energy and character of the sixties emerged from the civil rights movement, which won its greatest victories in the early years of the decade the movement itself was changing.
But it is also a reflection of the profound changes that have taken place since the days of the civil rights movement prior to the 1960s, the small black middle class that did exist had an interest in joining the fight for civil rights. • in the late 1960s and early 1970s, in response to the civil rights movement, the republican party under nixon adopted what came to be known as the southern strategy in which racial fears were deliberately used to get white working class voters to. Despite the emancipation proclamation and the passage of the civil rights amendments, a second notorious supreme court decision put the stamp of approval upon america's brand of apartheid, legitimizing racism and inequality with a turn of a phrase - separate but equal.
Allying themselves with blacks cast into sharper relief the whiteness of jews - ironically, since many jews were motivated to civil rights activism by a sense of identification with african americans and a persistent sense of otherness despite having, by and large, made it in america. The commonality in all the readings was the idea that despite the changes since the civil rights movement, racism continues to surface the only thing that has changed is that america has become more violent when it comes to racist acts, especially the police. This campaign, known as the civil rights movement, placed substantial pressure on all parts of the government to act against civil rights abuses as the struggle for civil rights turned away from the courts and to the elected branches of government, political pressure became even more important. Race and racism has always been central to us politics--and that didn't stop with the victories of the civil rights movement racism is always beneath the surface of us politics.
The civil rights movement did not emerge in a golden age—after all, it emerged in the period of the cold war—but it opened the way to greater social gains there are many lessons from that period that can inform today's generation of activists. Likely the most sweeping civil rights legislation since reconstruction, the civil rights act of 1964 ushered in a new era in american civil rights as discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin was outlawed. The civil rights movement more than changing racial relations brought the problems to the surface so that they could be addressed either by laws or discussions, which to that point in time had not been approached on any real level.
The black civil rights movement has never gone anywhere despite the legislative gains and the (limited) social progress that followed its peak in 1964, it has continued to exist in the minds, lives, and politics of many and, in important national institutions like the naacp, the aclu, and in research and activist organizations that work. The civil rights movement is about much more than just the fight for african-american rights in the 1950s and 1960s the movement covers a multitude of social, ethnic, and religious groups and their fight for equal treatment under the law. The african-american civil rights movement (1896-1954) was a long, primarily nonviolent series of events to bring full civil rights and equality under the law to all americans. Despite the decades that have passed since the beginning of the civil rights movement, racism is still a major issue in america we still see organized hate groups, news stories of racial slurs and attacks, and examples that we observe in our everyday lives.
The civil rights act was followed by separate laws on voting rights in 1965 and fair housing in 1968 — again, with mixed results blacks' gains at the voting booth have been dramatic. The civil rights movement stirred the united states to look at the problem of poverty in the united states during president john f kennedy's presidency, his administration initiated a federal pilot program to address hunger, employment creation, and skills training. More than three in four americans, including most whites and blacks, think the passage of the 1964 civil rights act was a very important event in us historynearly eight in 10 americans.