There have been many events after the signing of the emancipation proclamation that freed slaves that moved the country towards equality for slaves. It was a slow process, but after world war 2 and during the 1950’s the civil right movement moved with great force. This movement finally took off in the 1960’s and became a full fledge movement. There was a need to get blacks out of poverty, many feeling that it was one of the ways that freedom can be acquired, alone with equality. The fights for better education, access to public accommodations, and voting that evolved in the 50’s allowed blacks to start fighting for better economic issues pushing for more government action.