The modern Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s is often called a “Second Reconstruction.” Compare the legislative achievements and protest strategies of the Reconstruction Era (1865-1877) to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. A successful essay must address the following:
a)What did the first Reconstruction fail to achieve and how did the Civil Rights Movement seek to address these failures?
b)How did the federal government intervene during the 1950s and 1960s to address the failures of the Reconstruction era?
c) What protest strategies and tactics did African Americans use in the 1950s and 1960s to address and attempt to overturn racial inequality? Be specific and include information from pertinent readings.