Civil rights have been the subject of various movements in history all over the world. The fact that in America the execution of a man led to the political movement demanding equality before the law. The civil rights movement was the result of a more than hundred year struggle of the opposed, most importantly Black Americans who were not granted the same rights as other members of the public.
Thesis: The main purpose of the movement and the ideology behind it was to abolish the racial segregation of African Americans and provide them equal treatment in the legal system. However, it is evident that the ideas behind the political movement also focused on economic issues; such as the right for the same education and employment. (Newman, 2007)