The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE ) initiated the strategy of nonviolent direct action, especially the tactics of sit-ins, jail-ins, and freedom rides. To achieve this reform the movement actively sought support from white liberals and the federal government. Often protests were initially spontaneous and focused on local or specific goals. Marches, sit-ins, freedom rides and boycotts originally started in this manner. These actions relied on the local black community wearing down the white community and especially the business sector to the point where they pressured the white authorities for change. In terms of purposes black power and the non-violent civil rights movement had much in common. Both wanted to uplift their race politically and economically. Unlike non-violence its reach was deeper fundamentally changing black culture.