America in the Sixties summary
He, therefore, explores the brutality against civil rights movement, anti-war protests, and the Vietnam War resulted in the liberation and empowerment of America in the 1960s. From the rise of Martin Luther to the end of the black power association decade, Anderson argues that the rough treatment applied to the effect alongside the civil rights, radicalizing youth’s movement, the Hispanic American movements and organizations involved made the 1960s unique that resulted to triumphs forever in America. 1 The sixties were a time of fierce war and use of the various movements to liberate and bring change to the Americans. According to Anderson these movements fueled and pushed for the demand of empowerment either socially or economically and see the end of radicalization of the civil rights.
He outstandingly argues that the sixties served as the beginning advocating the rights of the Americans regardless of the challenges, conflicts, wars, and violence the movements’ faced. In addition to that, the affluence increased the gross national increment and the growth of economic status that raised poverty in the American society. Terry Anderson examines the Chicano/Hispanic civil rights movements as one of the actions that made the 1960s unique because it aimed at obtaining the empowerment of the Mexican –American people5. The Chicano movement advocated for the voting rights, reinstatement of land to the owners, fight for the workers’ rights, improved education and the emerging issues touching the ordinary citizens. This movement assisted in the restoration of the Americans to a new political era where social, ethnic issues and the acknowledgment of the American society to end the political wars, police brutality.
This movement advocated for the restoration and creation of work for their citizens and ending corruption practices in the government. The movement assisted in strengthening the nationalities, and the movement advocated for the equal treatment of the immigrants. Anderson examines that Martin Luther King Jr. as one of the leaders who contributed the 1960s movement, being an activist and the humanitarian leader. He advocated for the civil rights of Africa –American citizens. He formed and organized the association using nonviolent social disorder movement and the use of Christian campaign to support the social change and the empowerment of the American society7. As a result, the lesbians and the gay men were forced to hide their private movement that raised the concern to scorn, ridicule and castigate these acts.
After the passing of the civil right in the 1969, the gay movement gained the power to fight for their gay rights. They protested in order to gain the acceptance to homosexuality and to end the discrimination of same sex and stop police arrest of same gender sex. In this period (1960), the movement formed the annual political policies that were used to honor the laying stone wall foundation “Gay Liberation” in every June. Even after the sixties the movement engaged the lesbians, gay, and intercommunity gender in America8. solidarity emphasized that the black power association end the racial degradation and racism in America during the g1960s. However, the black power movement received a lot of resistance from the civil rights movements they both advocated liberation and the freedom among the American citizens.
This movement contributed to the development of the black politics as one of the remedies to end the political problems that were challenging the African- American people. During this era, the Black power movement had both direct and indirect impact on the political affairs that resulted in the formation of a transparent and realistic legislation10. Anderson argues that this association made the 1960s indirect through the negotiating position of better activists that faced the politics with a variety of tactics, knowledge, and creativity that resulted to problem-solving in the African – America; society. Anderson points Philip Randolph as being the prominent leader of both the two movements that is the civil rights movements and the labor organization. Through his leadership, he organized the brotherhood vehicle with Martin Luther King to fight for the change through the use of the boycotts; rallies, campaigns, and protest in order liberate the American society.
Therefore, the need for the blacks to fight using the courts, protests, and demonstrations using the student in the colleges to end this social discrimination. In the year 1963, the police exercised the brutal actions such as attacking the peaceful demonstrators and killing them. Anderson argues that it’s these movements fought until and passing the law prohibiting the blacks from accessing some public places and institutions under the leadership of Lyndon Johnson. Therefore, these movements defended the American people from racial injustices advocated for stable economy, the creation of jobs and efficient provision of services to the black institutions that secured the civil rights of the American people. Bibliography Anderson, Terry H. The movement and the sixties. New York: Oxford University Press.
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