Lasting Impacts. U.S. History. After Dr. King. After the death of MLK Jr., protest movements began to die down The Movement had made many significant gains by this time However, racism and the social and economic gap between blacks and whites still exists. Radicalism Affects the Movement .
Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.