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The Civil Rights Movement, initiated in New York City by white and Black activists, aimed to address the violence against Black Americans. During the 1950s and 1960s, the movement achieved significant legal victories, leading to the establishment of the NAACP with over 2,200 branches and half a million members globally. The NAACP's Washington, D.C., bureau, led by Clarence M. Mitchell Jr., played a crucial role in advancing integration in the armed forces and the passage of key civil rights legislation such as the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1964, and 1968, as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Removing the Confederate flag is important as it signifies the end of state-sanctioned support for values that promote slavery, domestic terrorism, and division in the country. However, it is not a solution to the many significant challenges facing the nation, such as discrimination in various systems and barriers to equal protection under the law.

            For example,In 1957, Dorothy Height became president of the National Council of Negro Women, a position she held for 40 years. During her leadership, she implemented social programs to enhance the well-being of African Americans in the South, particularly during the pivotal years of the civil rights movement.The first person in the movement to view the problems of equality for women and equality for African Americans as a whole, merging issues that had been historically separate. Her focus on political mobilization was vital for African American women who were not able to engage in politics at a level on par with their white counterparts. A prize-winning orator in her own right, Height fostered dialogue and communication between black and white women and was an effective mediator during disputes in planning meetings with leaders of varying philosophies.


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