Assignment: Final Project Draft

Social Movement

The two social movements that I will address in the final project are the Abolition movement and the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) social movement. These two social movements happened during different eras but both work towards a common goal, which is ensuring that a marginalized group in the society has equal rights. In my research, I will address the historical background of each social movement and the ideologies that jumpstarted each movement. I will go further to analyze the leadership structure of each movement and the challenges that they face or faced. Most importantly, the research will examine the success and failures and the impact of each of the campaign. 

My initial findings have established the sources of each of these social movements and the major success that they have each managed to achieve. The Abolition movement was jumpstarted with the effort of ending slavery in America. The basis of this movement was that all men were created equal and hence, the effort to emancipate slaves (Martos, Wilson & Meyer, (2017). This movement began in the 1830s and ended around 1870 (Martos, Wilson & Meyer, (2017). This movement was an essential step in ensuring that African Americans were free to form slavery and played a crucial role in ending racial segregation and discrimination. 

On the other hand, the Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) social movement was initiated with the interest of providing the LGBT with same movements as heterosexual individuals in the society (Lysack, 2012). This movement was started to end homophobic, transphobic and biphobic attitudes that prevented individual in this category to live comfortably in the society (Lysack, 2012). Notable successes of this movement are that it has managed to achieve legality of gay marriages (Lysack, 2012). Regardless, this movement continues to have challenges, especially on the international front, where certain cultures fail to recognize these laws. Each of these social movements has had an essential role in addressing human rights violations which is an aspect I would explore more in the final research process. 



Lysack, M. (2012). The abolition of slavery movement as a moral movement: Ethical resources, spiritual roots, and strategies for social change. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought31(1-2), 150-171.

Martos, A. J., Wilson, P. A., & Meyer, I. H. (2017). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health services in the United States: Origins, evolution, and contemporary landscape. PloS one12(7), e0180544.

Pepin-Neff, C., & Wynter, T. (2019). The Costs of Pride: Survey Results from LGBTQI Activists in the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia. Politics & Gender, 1-27.


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