Achievements of the civil rights movement

Introduction

The main achievements of the civil rights movement are the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights act of 1965. However, many of the actions and events during the civil rights movement led to a number of minor victories which paved the way for the two legislative acts that secured the civil rig…

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 officially bans discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, or national origin in the US. The act outlaws racial segregation in schools, workplaces, and public facilities, as well as the unequal application of voter rig…

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The Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a federal act that bans racial discrimination when voting. The purpose of the act was to secure the voting rights that were already established by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments of the US Constitution, which were often violated in practice in many of the Southern states.

The act did not only include African Americans but all minorities. It also contains numerous specifications such as banning any law that results in the discriminat…

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The Civil Rights Act of 1968

Less well-known compared to the two acts mentioned above, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was designed to …

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