What Influenced the Civil Rights Movement

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What influenced the Civil Rights Movement?
Vietnam War
Mostly African Americans dying at war
Ironically after Blacks gain political equality
Those who campaigned for civil rights where thus campaigning against war in Vietnam
In a way MLK lined these two issues together
Integrated soldiers who at war were working in unity
Mass Culture
The sixties were the age of youth, as 70 million children from the post-war baby boom became teenagers
and young adults. The movement away from the conservative fifties continued and eventually resulted in
revolutionary ways of thinking and real change in the cultural fabric of American life. Young people wanted
change. The changes affected education, values, lifestyles, laws, and entertainment. Many of the
revolutionary ideas which began in the sixties are continuing to evolve today.
Mass culture is the idea of the grouping together of influences on society, ideas, themes,
perspectives and attitudes.
It's not simply the fashionable ideas but can be manifested into literature, art, media and sports etc.
The USA is seen as the perfect example for mass culture in action
Example, the media reflected the successes made by the civil rights movement ­ shows like Star
Trek and Batman introduced African American characters.
1976 public broadcast act gave educational films such as `Black, Blues, Black'
Sesame Street Aretha Franklin
To Kill a Mockingbird James Brown
Student Protests
The 1960's bring students the realisation that they can make a difference+
Seen in many ways as a new generation, unharmed and unaffected by war and depression.
Traditionally, younger people respected their elders however due to the Civil Rights Movement and
Vietnam, these children and young adults saw that their elders could be challenged.
JFK forms to peace corps in 1961 to promote world peace
Mario Savio sets up the Free Speech Movement
Women's Liberation

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SNCC became involved in Women's lib in 1965, raising issues of gender injustice within society.
Campaigners were divided, some focused upon political rights, some on the end of social
discrimination within the work place
National Organisation of Women set up
Many extremists enter the Women's fight for gender equality
Counter Culture
This is the idea of individual freedom, as opposed to the responsibility of your country or society.
This campaign/idea united campaigners for civil rights, women's rights and anti war.…read more


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