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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: The Civil Rights Movement The Civil Rights Movement was a significant movement formed to fight for the rights of African Americans for equality, access to opportunities and an end to racial segregation. In the early 1960s, members and heads of the civil rights movement began to employ strategic non-violent tactics in their fight for equality. These tactics were mostly not violent and resulted in several achievements despite the fact that they were met with high resistance and sometimes violence. These achievements were mainly in legislative victories and judicial decisions against segregation and discrimination in access to public facilities and the right to vote. The accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement came in the form of legislations which redefined the future of minorities such as the African Americans in the United States. Some of these legislations included The Civil Rights Act of 1964. This piece of legislation replaced legislation of the Civil rights Act of 1875 and that of 1957 which were ineffective. The 1964 legislation effectively ended all forms of discrimination based on gender, race or religion. This was presidents J.F .Kennedy’s bill and on his assassination it seemed that its passing had stalled. J.F Kennedy’s successor, President Lyndon Johnson a masterful politician championed the bill and signed it into law in June 1964. President Johnson also formed a commission for equal employment opportunities. This legislation was a landmark event to the movements’ legacy. In order to help create equality in education and availability of employment, the government started to encourage affirmative action to

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