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The civil societyhad a substantial influence on the history of the United States ofAmerica1.The African-American Civil Rights Movements refer to socialorganizations in the U.S whose primary objective was to advocate forthe stop in racial discrimination against the African-Americans2.Additionally, such associations wanted the federal protection of thecitizens to be integrated into the Constitution and federal law.These activities were prominent in the 1950s and 1960s3.This paper analyzes the features of the civil right movements and thenational legislations that were passed to deal with equality issues.

The civil rightsmovements were associated with campaigns of civil resistance4.During this period, there was an increase in nonviolent protests aswell as civil disobedience5.Such activities necessitated dialogue between the civil groups`leaders and the government authorities6.Both the federal and state administrators were forced to provide aresponse to the growing awareness campaigns on equality by theAfrican-Americans7.Various strategies were used by the demonstrators in advocating fortheir rights8.There were boycotts as was evident during the Montgomery Bus Boycottand sit-ins in locations such as Selma and Greensboro. Additionally,marches were also used by these groups such as in Alabama9.

The majorlegislation that was passed following intense pressure by the civilrights movements was the Civil Rights Act of 196410.The federal law addressed the issue of discrimination by banningintolerance based on color, race, sex, religion, and the nation oforigin. This legislation was to apply to employment scenarios,schools, and public accommodations. Moreover, it brought an end todiscriminative requirements for voter registration11.

In conclusion, itis evident that the civil rights movements had a significant role incampaigning for equality in the United States. Moreover, theenactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is deemed to have been amajor step in ensuring that all forms of discriminations wereeliminated from the society.

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Carson, Clayborne, Charles R. Branham, Ralph David Fertig, and MyrlieEvers-Williams.&nbspCivil Rights Chronicle The African-AmericanStruggle for Freedom. Lincolnwood, Ill: Legacy, 2003.

Crosby, Emilye.&nbspCivil Rights History from the Ground Up:Local Struggles, a National Movement. Athens, Ga: University ofGeorgia Press, 2011.

Dittmer, John.&nbspLocal People The Struggle for Civil Rights inMississippi. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995.&lthttp://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.00071&gt.

Donaldson, Gary.&nbspThe Second Reconstruction: A History of theModern Civil Rights Movement. Malabar, Fla: Krieger, 2000.

Lewis, David L., and Charles W. Eagles.&nbspThe Civil RightsMovement in America: Essays. Jackson: University Press ofMississippi, 1986.&lthttp://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=866919&gt.

Marwick, Arthur.&nbspThe Sixties: Cultural Revolution in Britain,France, Italy, and the United States, C.1958-C.1974. London:Bloomsbury Reader, 2012.

Rast, Franklin D.&nbspDon`s Nam. [S.l.]: UniversalPublishers, 1999.

Roberts, Gene, and Hank Klibanoff.&nbspThe Race Beat: The Press,the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation. NewYork: Vintage Books, 2007.&lthttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&ampscope=site&ampdb=nlebk&ampdb=nlabk&ampAN=724205&gt.

Sargent, Frederic O.&nbspThe Civil Rights Revolution: Events andLeaders, 1955-1968. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland &amp Co, 2004.&lthttp://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1996586&gt.

Willbern, David.&nbspThe American Popular Novel After World WarII: A Study of 25 Best Sellers, 1947-2000. Jefferson: McFarland &ampCompany, Inc., Publishers, 2013.&lthttp://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1160565&gt.

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1Marwick, Arthur.&nbspThe Sixties: Cultural Revolution in Britain, France, Italy, and the United States, C.1958-C.1974. London: Bloomsbury Reader, 2012.

2Donaldson, Gary.&nbspThe Second Reconstruction: A History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Malabar, Fla: Krieger, 2000.

3Sargent, Frederic O.&nbspThe Civil Rights Revolution: Events and Leaders, 1955-1968. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland &amp Co, 2004.

4 Carson, Clayborne, Charles R. Branham, Ralph David Fertig, and Myrlie Evers-Williams.&nbspCivil Rights Chronicle The African-American Struggle for Freedom. Lincolnwood, Ill: Legacy, 2003.

5 Crosby, Emilye.&nbspCivil Rights History from the Ground Up: Local Struggles, a National Movement. Athens, Ga: University of Georgia Press, 2011.

6Dittmer, John.&nbspLocal People The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995

7Roberts, Gene, and Hank Klibanoff.&nbspThe Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation. New York: Vintage Books, 2007.

8Lewis, David L., and Charles W. Eagles.&nbspThe Civil Rights Movement in America: Essays. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1986.

9Rast, Franklin D.&nbspDon`s Nam. [S.l.]: Universal Publishers, 1999.

10Willbern, David.&nbspThe American Popular Novel After World War II: A Study of 25 Best Sellers, 1947-2000. Jefferson: McFarland &amp Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013.

11Sargent, Frederic O.&nbspThe Civil Rights Revolution: Events and Leaders, 1955-1968. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland &amp Co, 2004.

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