Running head: CIVIL RIGHT IN THE SIXTIES PAPER Civil Right In The Sixties Paper Wanda Albritten University Of Phoenix Civil Right In The Sixties The 1960s was time of extraordinary change in American history. One of the important events of the decade was the civil rights struggle. This struggle between segregation and integration resulted in unprecedented change in America. In 1961 the youthful and popular John F. Kennedy took office as president. His ideas for Civil Rights changes were part of a program he called “The New Frontier.” After his death President Lyndon Johnson would implement many of Kennedy’s programs plus a number of his own under what he called “The Great Society” (Brinkley, 2007, pp. 821-824)....The end:
..... F. Kennedy he had been the attorney general who had enforced many civil rights laws in the early 1960s (Brinkley, 2007, p. 821-824, 846). By the end of the 1960s Civil Rights in the United States had changed greatly. There were many new laws in place, but there had also been a change in attitude. No longer was Martin Luther King’s non-violent method being followed. While many Whites still opposed integration, due to confrontational groups like the Black Panthers and leaders like Malcolm X, most accepted that Blacks deserved equal rights, which was now the law of the land with passage of the Civil Rights Act and several Constitutional Amendments. References Brinkley, A. (2007). American history: A survey (12th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.