Discipline: History

Title: Discuss social, political, and economic institutions/organizations in play during the civil right mo


The most significant achievements in the History of America in trying to uphold civil rights movements was the post civil war constitutional changes, which led to the abolishment of slavery and formation of citizenship status on blacks. This allowed for the judicial decisions and legislation centered on the set amendments. Furthermore, the legal amendments, largely affected the opportunities presented to women, non-black minorities, the disabled and other subjects of discrimination (McKissack & Fredrick 9).

Brown decision proved that the litigation strategy of the National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP) had capability to undermine the legal foundations of Southern segregationist practices. These strategy yielded fruits only because blacks, acting independently or in small groups anticipated the risks related with crossing racial barriers. Thus even after the statement by the Supreme Court that public schools discrimination were unconstitutional, black activist saw the need to compel the government to implement the decision and do the same to all areas of life and not only in schools. In 1950s and 60s NAACP and legislative lobbying were inspired by an increasingly massive and militant social movement in search of a wide range of social changes (McKissack & Fredrick 12).