History of the Civil Rights Movement


I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land. Human progress is neither automatic, nor inevitable. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, And today we’ll be learning more about the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. The end of the American Civil War in 1865 effectively meant the end of slavery. But, African Americans were in for a long struggle before they were finally awarded equal rights. As of 1870, all eligible male citizens were able to vote. However, blacks were discouraged to by violence and eventually legal stipulations. In 1896, the Supreme Court ruled to maintain racial segregation in private businesses, in a case called Plessy v. Ferguson. Soon broadened to include schools, many southern states applied this ‘separate but equal’ mentality to all aspects of life. However, this led to the application of Jim Crow laws, which resulted in blacks being treated as second-class citizens. Segregated schools, public transit, restrooms, water fountains and more continued well into the 1900s. In 1909, a group of prominent black and white campaigners created the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or NAACP. Their goal was to increase racial equality and challenge issues like the Jim Crow laws. Unfortunately, it was between 1910 and 1930 that white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan saw its biggest expansion amid increased racial friction. Following the First World War, the NAACP was devoted to ending lynching by white vigilantes. By mid-century, the group became instrumental in the Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka court case. This class-action suit filed in 1951 asked that segregation in schools be struck down. Taken to the Supreme Court, the case resulted in the first integrated school in the United States to open in the fall of 1955. Encouraged by the decision, the Civil Rights Movement began to hold high-profile boycotts, marches, sit-ins and other peaceful protests. These included 1955’s Montgomery Bus Boycott in support of Rosa Parks. A watershed moment came in 1957 when a high school in Arkansas admitted a group of African American students, nicknamed the Little Rock Nine. Protested by fellow students, the governor, and even the state’s National Guard, President Dwight Eisenhower eventually intervened to ensure the students’ safe passage. By 1962, Universities also began integrating, though black students were still met with protests and violence. The Southern Freedom Movement continued into the ’60s, with support from newly-elected President John F. Kennedy and his brother: Attorney General, Robert Kennedy. The violence of the Birmingham, Alabama campaign influenced the President to fully endorse the movement. A great change is at hand, and our task, our obligation, is to make that revolution, that change, peaceful and constructive for all. On June 19th, 1963, he proposed a Civil Rights Bill to Congress, which was approved in 1964 after his death with support from President Lyndon Johnson. The bill struck down existing legislation that allowed for discrimination, and its approval was largely influenced by Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington of August 1963. Capturing the attention of the media and the population, this event attracted hundreds of thousands of people in support of civil rights. Following that, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ended the prejudiced voting system. Instantly effective, blacks began voting and running for public office. However, just days later on August 11th, a violent six-day riot in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts resulted in 34 deaths. This was indicative of a period of racially-motivated violence that occurred in the mid-to-late 1960s. This era also saw the rise of Black Power, led in large part by Stokely Carmichael, in opposition to extremists like the Ku Klux Klan. This ideology was exemplified by the Black Panther Party, which followed the principles set forth by Malcolm X. Rising to prominence in the 1950s, his radical ideas advocated militancy for blacks. Black poeple are dissatisfied. They’re dissatisfied not only with the white man, but they’re dissatisfied with these Negroes who have been sitting around posing as leaders and spokesmen for black people and actually making the problem worse instead of making the problem better. He remained an influential and controversial human rights activist until his assassination in 1965. The murders of civil rights leaders continued when Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in April 1968, and Robert Kennedy two months later. Despite racial tensions continuing into the 1990s, progress has been measurable. The election of President Barack Obama in 2008 is seen by many to be a culmination of centuries of work in favor of racial equality. This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed, why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath. Subtitles by the Amara.org community

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  • The date at the beginning says 1986…I think it is supposed to be 1968

  • 0:14 best quote ever

  • I rather be separated from them equal rights with other race is stupid and then the government created interracial dating how pathetic America is

  • What about the Washington D.C.,Knoxville Tennessee, New York City Chicago race riot of 1919 or The East St Louis Massacre of 1917 also thee Rosewood Massacre of 1923. These acts destroyed Black forks economic power, public power, and social powers forcing the to become second hand citizens……. Mojo you are full of bullshit.

  • Wait….. Rosa Parks was a white woman?

  • Obama is such a silly clown..hehehe

  • who created this video?

  • Believe it or not African-Americans are not much more than 12% of the US's population.

  • C de la grosse merde #licee henaff

  • racism is really childish to be honest. people should think before they say or do.

  • PREMIERE STI2D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • What Happened to the Racists from the Civil Rights Era?

    https://theblackdetour.com/happened-racists-civil-rights-era-2/

  • Irish people Can relate to the black community in America for 800 years we where ruled by the English our land was robbed with we where put into forced labour and a lot of us are also descend from Irish slaves it’s sad to see that things like this acc happened Irish where still threaten badly by the English until the 1970s it sad that racism and discrimination is still a thing

  • my elementary school janitor was childhood best friends with MLK. she knew him very well.

  • Wow

  • 2:33 – "Race mixing is communism", wow.

  • tro bi1 7 vidé0 ^^

  • who downvotes a video like this

  • Affirmative action (now hiding as "diversity") is reverse racism.

  • Hate is a mental illness. At the very least it is not mentally healthy!

  • What about women, native americans and gay people? The term civil rights does not apply to just getting rid of racism itself.

  • The world suddenly advanced when all this mess was sorted out…

    hummm

  • Oh I'm sorry..you..you don't like America?

    Maybe try Africa again? 🤷

  • Blacks are owed reparations. This type of discrimination still exist. Slavery and racism hasn’t ended. It only evolved.

  • How can you hate somebody because of the color of their skin? You have to suffer from major mental issues and self hate to be racist towards others and want to harm a group of people because of their skin color.

  • KKK started by the Democrat Party – Today its called Antifa – YOu have no rights – you are either a serf or a player in the Global New World Order.

  • Thanks To ALL In The Civil Rights Movement Who Help Make It Possible For Us To LIVE FREE!!!!😍😘😍😘😍 R.I.P. To U ALL. We Still FIGHTING No Stopping Us NOW We On The MOVE!!!!

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  • Mlk is a sellout

  • https://www.gofundme.com/reverie2018

  • Thanks for who faught in civil rights movement for his freedom

  • People have a tendency to get emotionally wrapped up in historical events, which actually produced few tangible results. This is especially true for blacks, whose logistical mental functioning is underdeveloped. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 favors only blacks, who have the earning capacity to escape the inner city lifestyle. Plus, since the destruction of blacks is a deliberate act, even this is curtailed.

  • Logical, not logistical.

  • In addition, since blacks' occupational earning capacity is usually our sole means of achieving safety, this policy favors men over, and often to the exclusion of, women. I find this inverted chivalry to be disgusting, and I hate JFK for doing this to blacks. He was no "father of mine".

  • I would not have wished for JFK's assassination, but if it gets us one step closer to eradicating his messed-up legacy, hey. After the gross insensitivity he showed me, I could really give a rat's a**.

  • Sorry for MY gross insensitivity, but I'm half-German, with aristocratic and military roots. So I'm very competent about these survival issues, and I can't help but be real bitchy about this s**t.

  • More disgustingly yet, Meghan Markle is one of the few black females who benefited from the Movement, largely because she looks white. How dare you stand on my back, and flaunt it by assuming a public position. Die, you little golddigging slut.

  • And JFK's assassination was not wasted on the Communists. For all of their anticommunist rhetoric, the Kennedys supported the Amerasian Act. They know they had damn well better take care of THOSE mixed-race kids. ALL of them. They will not settle for slut-ho tokens, such as Meghan Markle.

  • Racism has always been bad, but the fallout from JFK's deeply flawed and negligent policies, is too horrifying for words. I would even go so far as to say that the world's black and white populations DESERVE to die, leaving hardly anyone except Asians. Which, if the little green men sightings are any clue, is exactly what comes to pass.

  • trash video yall

  • In the Bible, it says that a man who refuses to provide for his offspring has lost the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever. So in a larger sense, redressing wrongs against biracial people specifically, was JFK's most important task, and it was also the one least likely to encounter significant resistance. However, JFK not only neglected this duty entirely, but he left many of us wide open, to even worse ill treatment than before. His alliance with blacks was all for show, and guided only by political pressure. Hence, we can totally disregard everything he said, including his admonitions against violence. Blacks should use nonviolence only as a formality, to break whites' ability to defend themselves from violence.

  • Blacks did fight for these goddam policies, which backfired right back upon blacks. So once again, blacks sold each other into slavery. Only this time, we did so under the auspices of "moral and spiritual principles". Honestly, most biracial people have equally low morals, but we did not originally bring this upon ourselves. It was forcibly imposed upon us, period. For this reason, we can much more easily extricate ourselves from the problem, the next motherf**ker be damned. I should hope, anyway. Also, the Chinese were the first people on Earth to abolish slavery. This one reason they recognized that JFK's policies would have an inhumane outcome, and they wanted no part of the bulls**t.

  • Louise Marshall (jewish. One of the tasks of him was the abrogation of the 1832 treaty with Russia in 1911 under President Taft. President Taft was jewish. He was in office from 1909 to 1913).
    James Marshall (Louise Mashall his son) headed the New York City School Board and some communal organizations.
    James Marshall was also director and legal counsel of the jewish run "Garland Fund". Garland Fund subsidized the "NAACP" from it's foundation in 1913 by the jewish "Springarns".
    During ww1 Springarn was simultaneously a major in the U.S. Military Intelligence Dept. (MID) and NAACP's chairman of the board. He used his position to obtain critical information about the black leaders of the NAACP.
    Of today 2018 the NAACP is operating on wall street as an "Impact shares 501C3 registered fund".
    All other civil rights and revolutionary movements or and groups were destroyed by FBI Cointelpro actions, chased out of the country or forced underground or simply folded.
    One other group who secretly connects with the NAACP is the NOI=Nation of Islam. Like the NAACP it became a multimillion dollar corporation.
    The President of the NAACP of today 2018 is: African American Cornell William Brooks(born 1961). He is a lawyer and activist. This lawyer and activist meets the jewish communities leaders every year for the shoa (holocaust memorial) in D.C. (Washington). Another person Mr. Brooks also meets there is Farrakhan. Both organizations – NAACP & NOI are jewish fronts.
    From the early years on the NAACP had no black person on his board of directors. Only jews were members of the board. After a while the jews decided to give the NAACP a black face. The black face of this jewish front became W.Du.Bois. Du.Bois was a black communist jew. Secret jew (Crypto jew).
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  • The Civil Rights movement which swelled so magnificently in the summer of 1963 was plunged into a new crisis the following winter.
    It had finally reached the Negro masses, but to hold and more fully involve them it had to transform itself, it's leaders had to undergo a re/orientation, and new leaders had to be developed.

    This idea was implemented but collapsed due to the black folks being disgusted with the riots that popped up due to young people burning cities down.
    If we see the footage of that time on YouTube, we think this was normal and just. But the black church folks turned away from this shocking behavior. The black leaders even threatened the majors of cities like Chicago that They would burn their cities down if such and such would not happen.
    The transformation of the civil rights movement ended really in a confusion and anger on the side of the church folks (most blacks were christians). The Civil Rights movement lost momentum.
    The dynamics of revolt and destruction was entirely directed by jewish agent provocateurs.
    The Civil Rights movement that had so much success lost it's momentum. With the death of MLK and the massive riots in American cities that followed his death, law & order were being questioned & attacked by black youth.
    As these riots were instigated by jews, there was not 1 civil rights connected riot after MLK's death. Whatever riots came in the decades after MLK was based on poverty and drugs and jewish agent provocateur pushing the agenda of racist white society and Police brutality. My grandma in Atlanta was no fan of civil rights due to its anarchist rebell dynamics. Black church folks in the 50's & 60's had no time for rebellion, chaos and anarchy. They were true believers of obeying authority, for believing in structure and doing things right. The Civil Rights movements turned into something that was not following God's ways. And many blacks turned away. But the non church folks and especially many young people (and the civil rights leaders) started to see this movement as a payback action (the church folks never ever saw it this way). It started to produce a generation conflict. Youth against their parents. Authority vs. Rebellion.
    The images at that time were not defining in such a detail the behavior of Black kids by an invented image (due to conditioning). God was still number one at home. No heavy metal and hip hop music, no jewish porn sites linked to youtube. No nude girls on magazines, comic books were prohibited at home by church folks. Very few drug dealers (they were checked by the Black Panthers later to come). The jewish push for race desegregation of poor black areas by moving them to white middle class area was turned against. The blacks accepted the desegregation of the school system, as that gave them access to climbing the corporate career ladder. This was accepted specific in view for their children's future. Today the old black ladies in the hoods, freezing to death and contracting massive pneumonia in winter due to jewish slumlords not heating, has put an end to the civil rights farce. In the 60 years after the civil rights movement, our black neighborhoods got destroyed by drugs (shipped by jewish CIA Boeing 747 planes) by behavior modification through mass media (hip-hop a jewish produced and financed music-leading black youth into a nonstop rebellion, and a misery never seen prior) and through a fake police presents that won't show up when called. Chaos and Anarchy. The church ladies dying in winter year after year in America but Al Sharpton won't care too much.
    They are freezing to death and contracting pneumonia meanwhile they watch on their plasma tv "Black History Month". Freezing to death like the German soldiers on the Eastern Front in Soviet Russia. The jew is the enemy of us black folks. And the time is right to adress this correctly.
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  • bruh it doesnt matter what color the president is as long as they do a good job obama was trash and everyone thought he would be a good president because he was black wtf were you people thinking

  • Les T-ES-1 vous êtes là? 😀

  • the civil right

  • Why does everyone racist that comments say “blacks are racist too” stop acting like a child and trying to point the finger. I understand 2 wrongs don’t make a right but don’t y’all think blacks deserve a little time to show whites how we felt back in the late 1860s until now. Cuz blacks have been through some shit let us see how it feels to have that kind of seniority. But at the same time black people let’s us the time we get in power to help other black people and other minority’s that want the help. And vise versa all the minority’s that’s in power let’s help one another to get a chance in life and better are selves and not hold other minority’s down or hold anybody down

  • The biggest mistake white people made was bringing blacks here. Look at them now. Such a drain on society

  • really good and informative video

  • This happened because light people were royalty in the bible so that has been what they go off of

  • The fight goes on, Alaskan native were the first to get the first non discrimination law on the books of this nation, and it was done by a woman… https://youtu.be/U9To3pgzh00….Remember where it started. [ Whispering Raven Thundering Mountain / Alaska Lingit ]

  • prepare for my civil rights beam!

  • Proud of every black person who made life easier for me.

  • hard to believe in the 60s this shit was still happening…Hard to understand what our fucking government was thinking…

  • God bless Republicans/Union/GOP, they stuck with it through our American history, fighting against slavery, and the civil rights act of 1964; It is appalling how Liberals try to destroy history, but thank god BOOKS are still around.

  • rosa parks is my favorite transformer

  • Thank you for help me do my book report

  • After 239 years of the worst brutality whites can thrown at us, we are still standing tall and unbroken and unbowed. You cannot destroy the blackman, they are the blueprint of God and they shall inherit the earth.

  • Cool cette C.O

  • thanks for helping with my test m8

  • Only if these black folk knew the future you fought for crumbs instead fighting for your own nation. This movement destroyed black own business it waste of time and energy.Nothings changed it just got more clever with it's oppression.

  • Why is a white woman telling our story our black people should be telling our story because other black people know what us black people had to go threw

  • Civil rights beam

  • All ths politics in the comments needs to stfu before us Russians bomb yall asses

  • 2019 update: Progress has been measurable – but not linear…

  • Just because they make laws banning racism in employment hiring practices, doesn't mean people stop the practice. It's hard to prove in court. "Freedom Summer" was 1964. The Civil Rights Movement was fueled by a sense of social justice. The hippies out west. Free speech and 'free love'. Marxists allowed into colleges after the red baiting of the 50s. The USA government banned socialism with the 1954 Communist Control Act and other legislation. The O.G. sjws. MLK is he OG sjw. Malcolm X was a sjw. Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn both big sjws.

  • bad video you can do better and get a black person to talk not a white eprson since this is about black people you always trying to make it about white people stop doing that and do betetr peasant or i will hunt you down and kill you

  • Civil Rights Movement? More like where da white pussy/dick movement.

  • … extend that to 2019.

  • The purpose of forced integration and the jewish finance of the civil right movement was not so much to give blacks freedom, The purpose was to take away whites of their freedom. Whites knew by and large back then, that black integrationist wanted integration for the sole purpose to get next to the white woman. Today black on white rape crime stats proves the point. A spirit of cain is in the modern leftist negro movement, Cain in the bible could not live off the land, But as a parsite he could live off people. Modern day black males hustle women into prostitution or drugs at the low level. The pornagraphy industry at the high level profits off of white females and destroys their soul at the same time. Bottomline the Book of Psalms ''God hates the workers of iniquity''

  • I`m gonna say the n-word!

  • we thank GOD for Martin Luther King jr.

  • 2019?

  • The Democratic Party is the Party of Slavery KKK Jim Crow Segregation and Lynching. POTUS DNC Woodrow Wilson resurrected KKK enforced Jim Crow Segregation racial policy.

  • African Americans have made great progress. In India 180 million Hindu lower-cast people still live in slave like conditions. Why dose the world not care?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKZxAAAiJdg

  • "CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT ERA"

    -Brown vs Board of Education 1952 stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." Thus separate public schools for black and white students is declared unconstitutional. As a result, de jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. The decision effectively overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. However, the decision's fourteen pages did not spell out any sort of method for ending racial segregation in schools, and the Court's second decision in Brown II only ordered states to desegregate "with all deliberate speed".

    -Civil Rights Act of 1964 – outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It prohibits unequal application of voter registration requirements, and racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations.

    -Voting Rights Act of 1965 – eliminated literacy tests, poll tax, and other subjective voter tests that were widely responsible for the disfranchisement of African Americans in the Southern States and provided Federal oversight of voter registration in states and individual voting districts where such discriminatory tests were used.

    -Civil Rights Act of 1968 – bans discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.

  • Amazing shit nigga

  • Its sad that theres still racism on the earth

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  • Black https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgEN1k7InhA

  • Civil rights movement is a damn fraud and a joke. We should have never integrated with white racist murdering diseased thieving lying fake ass high lQ mfs.

    They are the most evil conniving crooks on earth. They destroyed our prosperous neighborhoods because they were jealous…we were doing better than them. They stole their wealth and don't know how to play fair and square. They are not superior…AT ALL!!

  • Prepare for my civil rights beam

  • What’s up my teachers showing us watchmojo videos all of the sudden

  • i wrote this at school #learhowtospell

  • I just hated how these people that thought segregation was good, not the people in the video btw im talking about the whites that thought they just had full control of blacks. The Brave Rosa Parks didn't let a black man take her seat, but unfortunately she got fined. Then President Eisenhower Sent troops to escort the people that came to the school know as the Brown V. The board of Ed act.

  • COCO-NANDY got bullied a lot when he was a kid, so he can relate with this movement.

    He secretly feels like a black man trapped in yarn.

  • There are many issues that do need to be talked about and fixed but when people try to bring them up in an honest way they’re met with cries of racism.
    See the problems facing black people often include mass incarceration, poverty, education, police shootings/violence, crime, housing etc
    However those majority aren’t the fault of racism or white people as many black people and movements for blacks people try and claim.
    Most of the time are issues that are caused and continued by blacks themselves and the black communities as well as movements like BLM pushing lies and using scare tactics.
    It’s an unfortunate cycle that needs to be broken but a lot of the time when a non black person is involved and tired to help they’re blamed and called a racist for bringing up the facts.

  • Thanks for the lesson

  • Can't understand how someone can normally walk with KKK clothes or protest that "race mixing is communism".

  • Hi mojo we just watched this in our school

  • Your enemy are NOT whites. It is Eslamic.

  • They fought for the wrong things the tactics they used weaken black people even more and till this day.

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