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During the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, many changes had occurred in the goals and strategies of the movement. The movement also endured changes in the supporters they gain, supporters such as Martin Luther King Jr, John F. Kennedy, and Congress

During the time period of the 1960s, the African Americans civil rights had transformed in the terms of their goals and strategies. During the 60s, the Civil Rights Movement intensified more, and were characterized by greater demands and more aggressive efforts to gain equality, peace and justice. Many of these changes that occurred during the 60s, included the goals of fighting for the rights of all African Americans, and remaining non-violent in the process. ( Doc A) African Americans and supporters believed that through non-violent protest, courage will displace fear, and the love that they showed will transform the hate in the white community. ( Doc A) Many African Americans and their supporters also created a new goal to keep blacks money in the black peoples hand. African Americans and their supporters wanted to see money go back into the black community and used to their benefits. (Doc E) The Civil Rights Movement underwent these changes.

The Civil Rights Movement also gained many important supporters in the process, such as, John F. Kennedy, Congress, and Martin Luther King Jr. (Doc D) ( Doc B). Martin Luther King and his organization began organizing more and more protest marches and demonstrations. This group felt that the foundation of what they are doing is based off being non-violent and their faith. (Doc B) Through non- violent, justice overthrows all. (Document A) In 1963, Martin Luther King organized a big protest march in Washington D.C, in which hundreds and thousands Americans, including black and white, took part of. This was held at the Lincoln Memorial; here he held his most famous "I Have a Dream" speech. President Kennedy also spoked on the radio about how he has been confronted about a moral issue. The question is whether Americans should be equal to one another, and whether Americans should be treated the way they wanted to be treated. Many problems aroused from the North and South, and many argued that being equal was not going to happen. There were many fights starting in the streets, and police officers were issued to step in.(Doc C) He continued on to say that eventually this problem can't be fixed with the use of police. It led to violence in the streets and the burning of many houses. Congress stepped in and took action, and made a goal to make everyone equal. Congress asserted its authority to legislate under several different parts of the United States Constitution, principally its power to regulate interstate commerce under Article One (section 8), its duty to guarantee all citizens equal protection of the laws under the Fourteenth Amendment and its duty to protect voting



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