Civil Rights

Liberty and justice for all

All men are created equal, regrdless of race

  • during the 1950's, African Americans were treated horrendously, they weren't given the same rights as whites
  • The civil rights movement started when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man and was arrested
  • A boycott of the buses ensued lead by baptist preacher Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Soon other protests such as sit-ins ensued and the movement was in full swing
  • One of the biggest events of the civil rights movement was the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr gave the famous "I have a dream: speech
  • On July 2, 1964, the civil rights act was passed and outlawed all forms of discrimination against everyone

Why I choose this topic

I choose this topic because freedom for all has always been a major influence in my life. Also, the recent movements that have been going around are misguided and the people that are a part of it are using ineffective "protests".