In conclusion, the legacy of reconstruction lies in southern resistance, new constitutional amendments, and the Civil Rights movement, but the ultimate legacy is that of civil rights. Even beyond the Civil Rights movement of the 50s and 60s, reconstruction ties into the civil rights issues we face today. King's dream, and the dream of many reconstructionists still has not been fully realized. We have made much progress, but even today we have movements for black equality, like Black Lives Matter. Although not everyone may love their methods, just as many people disliked reconstruction efforts, they are fighting for an end to violence and systematic racism against black people. This is a fundamental thing they deserve as human beings, but they have found that they must fight for it, just as their forefathers fought for equality 150 years ago. The legacy of reconstruction is still with us today.