Answer to Question #168081 in History for Ali

Question #168081

Please read "From Bike Blockers to Street Medics: The Anatomy of an NYC Protest," ( from the New York Times. 

From what you know about the Civil Rights Movements of the 1960s, how has this collection of roles in the Black Lives Matter protests made the need for a leader like King or Malcolm X less necessary? Which of the roles described in the article might have been a welcome addition to the movement of the 1950s and 1960s?

Expert's answer

The Civil Rights Movement was African American struggle for equality and Justice headed by Luther King, Malcolm X, and others between the 1950s and 1960s. The role of Black Live matters protects was involved physical confrontation with police and bystanders to end police brutality and other unfair policies against African American. However, the ideas of King and Malcolm X as activists for nonviolence protests, and self-defense was less effective since the black live matters Protestant implicate violence as police used forces to end the protest that transpired in the battles between protestants and police officers.

The additional roles of black live matters Protestants on the movement of the 1950s and 1960s include street medics that treated the injured and ailing protestants, the legal observers that acted as a witness and the supply crew that provided the protestants with what they wanted such as water for those who were exposed by paper spray.

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