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For the United States of America, the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960's forever shaped the way the public viewed racial tensions in America and also changed how the media covered the inequalities and unjust treatment of many African Americans by the public and by the police in many cases.

As the civil rights movement began to gain traction in the late 50's and early 60's, the hatred and treatment by many white Americans toward black Americans was atrocious. It was truly one of the most shameful times since slavery that the American people had to endure. The more that black Americans cried out for justice, the more it seemed the media and law enforcement would hide the facts or distort truths and keep the predominant problems of racism in the South hidden from the rest of America. During this period, there were many instances of violence that erupted and the country was being split in half between those that supported the civil rights movement and those who continued their racist behaviors. Out of this chaos emerged two predominant black leaders that were representing different ideologies based on the same theme, liberty. Those two men were Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X (Kelly, 2005).

In the 1960's, Martin Luther King, Jr. became the face of the Civil Rights movement and was a transformational force. Martin Luther King, Jr. was instrumental in gaining public recognition of the human condition and the atrocity's of racism in the United States. For the news media, Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly to bring an end to the negative attitudes and the hateful practices across the South and across the country that continued to bring repression and shame upon ...

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Identify at least three different articles from the ProQuest Historical Newspapers (New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Christian Science Monitor) written between 1960 and 1968 that cover important topics in the civil rights movement.

Write a minimum 3 page paper, double space( no including references page) about the civil rights movement during this period, including examples or quotes from each of the three articles you located. Address the following:

Public opinion and media coverage of the civil rights struggle

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the nonviolent protest movement

Malcolm X and the changing nature of the movement later in the 1960s