Violence and Non-violence
The 20th century goes down as the most explosive one in American History, as far as racism, discrimination and segregation is concerned. The two vices influenced the formation of The Civil Rights and Black Power movements, aimed at advocating for racial equality, inclined towards African-Americans. The two movements’ influence was felt during the 1950s, 1960s all went the way to the 1980s. Despite the fact that the two aimed at achieving similar goals, their methodologies were quite different.
The Civil Rights Movement advocated for non-violence while the Black Power movement was for Black action. The paper addresses the two approaches adapted by the movements. Further afield, it explores arguments from both movements supporting there actions. Ultimately, we can conclusively determine which of the two options was suitable in addressing racial discrimination and segregation.