A Historical Overview Of Black Rights & Woman's Suffrage.

This historical analysis and comparison  was completed by a student of American History utilizing resources available through the Google Cultural Institute (GCI) and other internet resources. The origin of the source if not from GCI is given in respective captions and additional details are available upon request.

There are many different political leaders that have protested for black rights in the 20th century.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights protester. He is most famous for his "I have a dream speech." He was eventually assassinated in 1968.
The Black Panther Party was a political party of African Americans who formed in 1966. They would commonly bribe people in to joining their organization by offering free food and medical care.
The Black Panther Party would also use gun violence to retaliate against police violence. They were the largest black party in U.S. history.
Barrack Obama is the first African American President in the United States. Just thought I would add that in.
Rosa Parks is known for her refusal to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. Her actions led to a bus boycott. She was arrested, and fined fourteen dollars.
The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) was an organization that was formed in 1909. They are still very active.
During the civil rights movement from 1900-current day, there were two main goals that blacks had.
The first goal was to end segregation. This included segregation of public schools, public facilities, and public transportation. This goal was achieved in 1964.
The second goal of the civil rights movement was to have equal job opportunities, pay, and treatment. All of which were finally obtained in 1968.
Results: Blacks have obtained every right that they wanted, and have the same freedom as whites.
There are many different political leaders that have protested for woman's rights in the 20th century.
Carrie Chapman Catt was San Francisco's first female news reporter and played an important part in the passage of the 19th amendment.
Alice Paul was a suffragist that was famous for her peaceful protesting. When she was arrested, her and a bunch of other woman went on hunger strikes. They were brutally force fed.
When news got out about the force feeding, people were not happy. In total, she was arrested six times (three times in the U.S. and three times in England).
Jane Addams was a suffragist leader that is known as the first vice president of the National American Woman Suffrage Organization and is also known as the "most influential woman in Chicago history."
During the woman's suffrage movement from 1900-current day, there were five main goals that the suffragists had.
The first goal was to obtain the right to vote. Woman were not given the right to vote until June 4th, 1919. They were given the right to vote through the 19th amendment.
The second goal was to obtain the right to have roles in the government. Woman do not fully have this right yet. We have yet to see a woman as president. This was never illegal though.
Woman in other U.S. government roles are also very scarce. There have been only thirty woman total in the cabinet head in all of U.S. history.
The third goal of woman suffragists was to obtain the right to equal education. In 1972, it was decided that no student may be denied equal education due to race, sex/gender, and or disabilities.
The fourth goal of suffragists was to obtain the right to equal job opportunities. Woman obtained this right in 1964 through the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits job discrimination.
The final goal of woman suffragists, was to obtain equal treatment. You can give them rights, but you can not control how the public treats them. Woman want to be treated equally.
Results: Woman still struggle to obtain political positions. There is even a branch in the military that still forbids woman from joining. Woman are close to obtaining every right though.
Woman and African Americans both gained their freedoms from mostly peaceful protests. Although, African Americans gained their freedom using more violence than woman did.
African Americans in the 20th and 21st century aimed to obtain things like segregation and equal treatment, while woman aimed more at obtaining equal rights and opportunities.
Both groups did aim for equal treatment though. Due to the fact that there was a lot of mixture between the classifications of the two, they ended up fighting similarly.
Black woman would often end of fighting for both groups. One of the founders of the NAACP, Mary White Ovington, was also a suffragist.
Woman and African Americans would both hold up signs for protest. Both groups would also eventually form their own organization. NAWSA and NAACP.
African Americans used protests such as boycotts to get across the point that they wanted to make. Woman used protests like hunger strikes to get their point across.
Many black protests aimed at inflicting some sort of harm on someone/something, such as a business. Many suffragist protests aimed at getting people's attention toward what was wrong with society.
I think that African Americans were more successful overall, because they gained all of their rights. Woman are still fighting for them.
There has been an African American president. If an African American can be in the highest rank in the U.S, then I think that they have equal rights.
African Americans even gained most of their rights before woman did, such as the right to vote and the right to owning property.
African Americans also had some more vocal leaders than the suffragists. This allowed them to be more successful.
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