An Analysis of Cultural Change and the Civil Rights Movement


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An Analysis of Cultural Change and the Civil Rights Movement
The American civil rights movement is one of the most “studied and celebrated social phenomena of the twentieth century” (Skrentnty, 237). The success of the civil rights movement and the monumental change that it created in American social structure in the late 1960s was unprecedented. Many scholars have depicted the birth of the civil rights movement, and its ultimate success, as a result of a number of cultural, economic and sociological factors and events (Brands, Breen, Williams & Gross, 2009, 823) including “demographic shifts, changes in the economy and social and . . . organizational dynamics” (Skrentny, 237).
Factors That Led to the Bus Boycott
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.....t the civil rights movement supported the American goal of freedom as it presented itself to a rapidly growing global economy during its period, and that several events led to the development of the civil rights movement and enable its success on such a large scale.
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Jackson, T.F (2009). From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle for Economic Justice. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Skrentny, J.D. (1998). “The Effect of the Cold War on African-American Civil Rights: America and the World Audience, 1945-1968.” In Theory and Society 27(2): 237-285.