The racial discrimination that has existed in the United States since ancient times continues to worry the population of the states to this day. Black people were belittled, not allowed to work, and develop, and they were under the yoke of the authorities and the white population of the country (Stevenson, 2012). Undoubtedly, the constant oppression brought the situation to the point that black people decided to fight and created their own movement that fought for the civil rights of the South. Later, the Black Power movement was formed, which more roughly and harshly went to the goal of equalizing the rights of blacks and whites.
Indeed, both movements were aimed at ending racial discrimination and violence against black people, but the methods of both movements were different. The Civil Rights movement was less violent, unlike the actions taken by the Black Power (Stevenson, 2012). The Black Power was ready to use violent methods that The Civil Rights movement did not accept. The civil rights movement also included the white population of the states, while the Black Power consisted of black people who fiercely defended their position.
The differences existed because both movements preached a different approach to the struggle for their rights. The Civil Rights movement was aimed at fighting with nonviolent methods, while Black Power fought exclusively with the use of brute force. The emergence of the Black Power movement with their techniques of struggle was dictated precisely by the low effectiveness of the policy of the Civil Rights Movement. That is, the absence of violent methods did not bring the success that the way of violent struggle, and in some cases even war. Summing up, it can be concluded that both movements had their differences, their approach to the fight, and their results.
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