The Civil Rights Movements of Women and African Americans

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.

One reason the women started their Civil rights movement was to put in an effort to get the right to vote and basic equal opportunities as men.
Alice Paul and her colleagues coordinated an enormous suffrage parade to coincide with and distract from President Wilson's inauguration. They stood outside the White House in protest.
Women wanted the right to serve in the government, they right to control and own her own property, a good education, legal and civil rights as a married woman and better jobs
Susan B. Anthony started campaigning for the expansion of married women's property rights.
The women's civil rights movement resulted in the 19th Amendment. Passed in August of 1920, it prohibited any US citizen from being denied the right to vote because of gender.
African Americans aimed to end segregation and desegregate schools and other public facilities. I believed that the African American movement was more successful due to the fact that it not only granted the African American community they things that they wanted, but it also changed the way people live and view the world. They no longer had to drink from separate water fountain nor did they have to give up their seat on a bus, etc.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had a mission to end segregation through courts. Thurgood Marshall was a leader who fought in the courts. He argued 32 cases and won 29 of them.
As both the women and African American civil rights movements aim to gain voting rights, the Voting Rights act of 1965 was only in favor of the African Americans. It eliminated the "so-called" literacy test and other disqualifying factors that kept blacks from voting in the South.
They wanted access to jobs and fair housing. African Americans just wanted equality in general.
Groups like the Little Rock Nine put forth all of their effort to desegregate schools. As they did this, others followed as this East Palo Alto integration march proceeded to do.
Martin Luther King Jr. was also a very pronounced individual in the African American civil rights movement. On August 28th, 1963, he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to a massive group of civil rights marchers gathered at the Lincoln memorial in Washington.
Due to the endless efforts of both the Women and African Americans the Civil Rights act of 1964 replaced the ineffective Civil Rights act of 1875 and 1957 and ended discrimination based on race, religion, national origin and gender.
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