Humanities
SYG1000 Rasmussen College Module 6 Civil Right Movement Course Project

SYG1000

Rasmussen College

Question Description

The final version of your course project should be submitted to the drop box below. Your final project should build from the proposal and reference list you submitted in Module 02.

Check to be sure your final submission includes the following:

  • 4-5 pages of text in addition to having a title and reference page, all in correct APA format.
  • A strong thesis statement supported by research from at least 5 different sources. In a research-based project like this, it is important to refer to and cite your sources throughout the paper to show where your information is coming from and to support your points.
  • Incorporation of key sociological concepts while consistently demonstrating the sociological perspective. Your paper should apply one of the major sociological theories to the movement you have chosen, explaining how that theory would evaluate the development of the movement and its successes and failures.

Final Answer

Attached.

Running head: THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

The American Civil Rights Movement
Name
Institution

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THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

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The American Civil Rights Movement
Racial segregation, profiling and demeaning saw the emergence of the civil rights
movement to fight for African-Americans and people of color generally. It was a movement
that commenced in the ‘50s and whose embers still burn up to date as people continue to fight
for the black person from racial profiling, more so by the law enforcers. The movement
primarily commenced to fight the institution of slavery as black people were racially
oppressed and mistreated; the roots of this movement trace to the Southern United States at a
time when whites forcefully took blacks from their homes in Africa and forced them to work
on their plantations providing free labor (Franklin & Higginbotham, 1956). The American
Civil Rights movement is a ‘50s movement that commenced to fight the institution of
slavery, end racial segregation and profiling, mainly in the South, and that thrived due to
retrogressive thinking from draconian whites who did not comprehend the concepts of
framing that blacks applied to advocate for their rights.
The civil rights movement in the USA commenced in earlier centuries when whites
forcefully brought blacks to the US as a source of free and cheap labor (Franklin &
Higginbotham, 1956). It beginnings date back centuries when people resisted such
mistreatment, inhumaneness and segregated profiling. The Civil War set the berth for the
enactment of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments that which granted blacks civil rights
encapsulated in the constitution (Gilmore, 2009). Nonetheless, upholding these legal
frameworks was a predicament that the movement sought to ascertain enforced. As such,
despite the emancipation as a result of the Civil War, government institution still racially
segregated, profiled and cl...

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