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Introduction The thesis of this paper is going to revolve around the importance of the individual sections within the Black Civil Rights movement This paper will make an attempt to shed light on their interconnectedness or on the other hand the different perspectives which sew a great deal of mistrust and animosity into what might have been considered by the majority of people as a coherent movement with set political agenda and well-thought out objectives By taking a closer look at the most important Black performers that were shaping the future American society this paper will try to portray not only the major cleavages within the respective groups but also the reason why the movement shifted from non-violent sit-ins to more assertive and aggressive ways of advocating their claims The studied organizations existing at the beginning of the 1960s are the following Southern Christian Leadership SCLC and Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee SNCC History and milestones ---------------------- There is a common ground for all three of them in a sense that they were founded out of a need to materialize the gains Black movement got in the 1950s through the very important Supreme Courts rulings One of them concerned the school segregation case which was struck down by the Topeka ruling in 1954 The courts decision officially did away with the Separate but Equal doctrine in public education In 1956 the doctrine was undermined by another key decision delivered by the Supreme Court in the wake of the Montgomery bus boycott which followed the arrest of a prominent NAACP member Rosa Parks It was herself who unleashed the boycott by refusing to yield her place to a white person on the bus on December 1 1955 Although the gains of the Montgomery Bus Boycott were small compared with the gains blacks would later win the boycott was important start to the movement The lasting legacy of the boycott as Roberta Wright wrote
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