American Civil Rights Movement of the 50'ss/60's
The convergence of several processes contributed to the emergence of the Movement: 1. the number of Black Americans in Congress was growing, 2. advocacy groups, like the NAACP, complemented the efforts of the black members of Congress, 3. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC ) spearheaded a campaign of non-violent protest, and 4. everyday Americans, from all walks of life, formed the core of the Movement.
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Through nonviolent protest, the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s broke the pattern of public facilities' being segregated by “race” and achieved the most important breakthrough in equal-rights legislation for African Americans since the Reconstruction period (1865–77) [Britannica.com]