It was the group of four determined black students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College who staged a protest against racism and discrimination that later spread across the whole country. There act of courage and collective effort made them go against the racism policies and at the end of it all propelled mass protest that lead to a revolutionary movement leading to an end to the racism policies hence making history (Turck, 2000).
Group involvement plays a very significant role in inspiring these movements to be sustainable. This owes to the fact that individuals find strength and motivation from a team of likeminded individuals having the same beliefs and political ideologies. This works in the sense that the participants find inspiration and inner drive to foster for their rights. Such motivation and inspiration harnessed from team members is critical in propelling the movements to go to whatever length in an effort to be hard and addressed (Hurley, 1998).
There is also an aspect of sensitization and incitement that is characteristic of a movement. This is where every individual is talking ill of the common enemy and portray them in the worst possible way. This makes the participants create a negative perception about the subject and cultivate bitterness in their hearts. This sensitization triggers a spirit of discontent that compels the participants to go all the way in an effort to seek justice. It also makes one courageous and more determined than never to see into it that their demands are met. This is what makes the movements have a long lasting impact.
Involvement of iconic leaders and influential personalities in the social movements works to inspire the rest of the group. In order to have the sustainability aspects in mass movements, there must be a source of inspiration that keeps the groups motivated throughout. This could be effectively achieved by having leaders whom the society holds with