Essays Tagged: "civil rights activists"

Freedom Summer.

South to register blacks to vote during the summer of 1964.During the summer of 1964, thousands of civil rights activists, many of them white college students from the North, descended on Mississippi ... to vote was only one of many problems blacks encountered in the racist society around them, but the civil-rights officials who decided to zero in on voter registration understood its crucial significa ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Media and the Civil Rights Movement: The Vehicle for Social Change by: Arron Nadler

can serve this purpose is especially evident if we examine the way it was used during the American civil rights movement. This movement took place between 1954 and 1965. During this revolutionary per ... onary period, African-Americans vehemently fought for their equality and freedom. This struggle for civil rights is especially distinct as it sought to integrate blacks and whites in a racially segreg ...

(11 pages) 118 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

The Mississippi Burning

A trial where some members of the Ku Klux Klan in Missisippi were charged for the killings of three civil rights activists(James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman).When - The trial took pla ... in 1967.Where - The trial took place in Mississippi court house. The killings took place while the civil rights activists were driving "home" at Highway 16.Who -Here is a list of the key persons in t ...

(2 pages) 35 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Barleby's Struggles

use passive resistance to fight against something the first thing that comes to mind is usually the civil rights activists or a group of freedom fighters fighting for a cause; however, this is not the ...

(3 pages) 619 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Life and Achievements of Martin Luther King Jr.

to the style of an essay, it is up to you to do it.His LifeMartin Luther King was a famous American Civil Rights activist, and arguably one of history’s most prominent figures. In his lifetime he ... ence whatsoever. He would have no part in fighting, yet he was one of history’s most respected Civil Rights activists. This is the story of his life.He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 5th ...

(4 pages) 41 1 3.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Effect of War on American Civil Rights

With the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the racial segregation that was previously a major feature of American lif ... major feature of American life, most notably in the South, was outlawed. This came after a lengthy civil rights movement that began in the 1950s, featuring contributions from activists as well as an ... al orations of Martin Luther King Jr. It was America's involvement in war which laid a base for the civil rights movement as a whole by highlighting the problematic aspects of segregation and discrimi ...

(10 pages) 56 0 1.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The struggles minorities have faced because of racism are segregation, violence, and poverty.

minorities have faced because of racism are segregation, violence, and poverty.In 1865 the American Civil War ended and the US Congress freed all slaves in the nation. But that did not put an end to t ... s were forced to deal with unfair and unreasonable segregation. It wasn't until the 1950's that the civil rights movement began, and African Americans began to make attempts to outlaw racial discrimin ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Harry Belafonte's biography and focus on his political and humanitarian activites.

cial activist. He popularized the Caribbean music style. Most importantly he became an advocate for civil rights and humanitarianism. There was a singer/actor who inspired Belafonte, whose name was Pa ... o 1961 and was eventually named advisor to the Peace Corps by President Kennedy.Harry supported the Civil Right Movement and stood by Martin Luther King Jr. Like most other civil rights activists, he ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Mar/2012

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers