The Feminist Movement

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Unit 9 Final Assignment: A movement that is changing the world
Shadrach Diamond
Kaplan University

SS 310-06
April 25, 2012

The 1960s was a decade filled with changes that had an effect on the nation and the world like none other. During this period, Civil Rights movements took place, the country was at war, a U.S. president was assassinated, and humans walked on the moon. Music and television were creating a completely different culture. For the first time a presidential election was broadcast on TV giving millions of Americans the ability see this event, and the Beatles were influencing the youth with their magical music and lyrics. The events that occurred in this decade not only touched this planet as a whole, but it also made an impression on my personal life. The city I live in saw a big change during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. New Orleans, Louisiana, has a large black population who shared the same dream that Martin Luther King spoke about at the Capital. “On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people from across the nation came together in Washington, D.C. to peacefully demonstrate their support for the passage of a meaningful civil rights bill, an end to racial segregation in schools and the creation of jobs for the unemployed” (Hansan, n.d.). Martin Luther King Jr. was a pioneer for the Civil Rights movement who encouraged other people to follow him and help change the country’s laws. Because of the advancements in the Civil Rights movement for racial equality, other movements were learning from it and gaining momentum in their own fight. “The women’s liberation movement was perhaps the most radical ‘sixties’ political and social movement, and only in the early 1970s did it develop national attention and broad support” (Farber, 1994). This movement brought many developments such as the Equal Pay Act and Equal…...

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