Black history in the United States has always been bleak: families separated from their homes and each other to come to a new world of cold weather and bitter treatment, individuals enslaved not just for their lifetime, but for generations to come after them. Of course, African-Americans rights have come a long way since then, as their worth has been regarded for more than their market value of being able-bodied men, women and children for labor. Nonetheless, black rights have not come far enough, as indicated by the rise of the BLM movement. The CRM may have fought for policy changes in regards to political equality of blacks (successful passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965...etc.), but the BLM is fighting for the human rights of Black Americans.