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Since before the founding of America whites have considered themselves to be superior to blacks After the Civil War blacks were no longer kept as slave but they still did not receive equal treatment or respect as whites In the mid 1900s the Civil Rights Movement fought for true liberty the fullest intent of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and ultimately succeeded in securing equality through demonstrations influential leaders and court rulings Marches sit-ins and boycotts made up most of the peaceful demonstrations The majority of the marches held focused on a common goal to get equal voting rights for blacks In March 1965 Dr Martin Luther King Jr led a march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama But they were attacked by the police and turned back When they tried once more two days later the police once again stopped them President Lyndon B Johnson ordered the police not to interfere with the march and on March 21 1965 and 20000 people blacks and whites began a four-day journey towards change The news and publicity of the essentially successful march motivated the Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act which allowed blacks to register to vote without needing to pass a qualification test Within one year the number of blacks registered to vote nearly doubled In August 1963 one of the largest demonstrations in American history took place the march on Washington The main purpose of the march was to put pressure on Congress to pass President Kennedys new civil rights bill Kennedy urged against the march fearing a hostile response in Congress but on August 28 over 200000 blacks and whites both gathered before the Lincoln Memorial to hear Dr Martin Luther King speak After the death of President Kennedy President LBJ urged the bill through Congress as a tribute to him On February 1 1960 four black students from North Carolina AT University staged a sit-in at a local lunch counter
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