Long before the particular civil rights movement in the United States of America of the 1950s and 1960s had started making proper headlines, the response of the black community towards oppression as well as racial inequality was highly under its way. Definitely, as the failed emancipation’s promise in the latter half of the 19th century had given rise to the case of Jim Crow – which was viewed as a series of customs and laws that were responsible for segregation and disenfranchising of the black community – it was also responsible for compelling a group of individuals towards launching the efforts for asserting their respective constitutional rights and for improving their given standing in the community.
Toward the turn of the century, for instance, the outspoken leader Ida B. Wells had grappled with the most major leading issues of the time: the lynching of the people belonging to the black community. Through a series of highly analyzed orchestrated attack on the journalist, Wells had almost brought the given form of violence that tended to be racial single-handedly – this represented as the major trenchant symbolism of the supremacy of the whites – to the headlines of the consciousness of the nation.
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