AMERICA IS....

CIVIL RIGHTS by nicolas fonseca p.2

Brief Summary

When you look back on the brief, yet full history of these United states, one consistent thing stands out more than any other; our civil rights. It started out as an ideal that our forefather put forth; that every man was created equal, and throughout the ages, America truly embraced that idea, eventually including women, and every race imaginable. Even now, today, we are still adding new civil rights to the constitution, as times constantly evolve and change, so do our needs for new and different civil rights.

i have a dream speech

Martin Luther King Jr delivered his speech to hundreds of thousands of people in Washington DC, this nations capitol. It was a peaceful rally, and it inspired millions of more people to join in on the civil rights movement and to help further the progress being made. This speech is a milestone in the movement, and brought across the point that they would not give up, or give in until their is harmony and equality among the american public. This influenced many american citizens, and many politicians to agree with the plight of the african americans, making Martin Luther King Jr one of the most influential speakers of his era, and american history of civil rights.

Perils of Pesticides

The treatment of the Mexicans who helped on the farms was nothing short of horrible, they almost never got breaks, were paid next to nothing, and were easily replaceable. They were constantly exposed to chemicals and pesticides, without concern for their health or well being. This was an injustice and inhumane, totally unreasonable to the workers who did a majority or the picking on farms, and for cheap; they were not even treated like human beings. This is the worst treatment of human beings in modern history, and they were not only fighting for their rights, but the rights of all the farmers of that, and future generations of farmers.

Illegally voted

Susan B Anthony was fined 100$ and arrested for illegally voting on the presidential election of 1873. She knew voting was illegal for women, but instead of obeying the law she voted under a false name, in an effort to show women should be able to vote. This was a major influence for other women to start to believe in suffrage and that they should have the same rights as men. They did this in a variety of ways, and Susan B Anthony's way of doing this was peaceful protests, and peaceful speeches. She successfully became one of her generations greatest speakers and one of all times greatest speakers.
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My project was America is... Civil Rights. As such I made a representation showing the bill of rights, some of the most major people who battled for civil rights for others in their lifetime, and pictures of many of the most major events in civil rights history.
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The bill of rights symbolizes the freedoms we citizens have here in America, it's in the middle of my project to represent that it is in the middle of all the rights we have as Americans. It's burned at the edges to show that civil rights have gone through many fights and battles to survive and thrive in the world, from 1776 to 2016. Also the all of the civil rights movements are uniquely connected to the United States, and I believe that connects to the bill of rights as it is also very much connected with America.
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These picture frames on either side show many of the most important civil rights leaders ranging from Abraham Lincoln all the way to Martin Luther King Jr. This represents their importance to civil rights, and how important they were to their movement; whether it be for Mexican-Americans, African-Americans, or for women. The order is unspecific on purpose, to show that the order in which civil rights amendments were passed were both unorganized and unspecific.
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The pictures in the background show many civil rights events. They represent the diversity of the events, and who they are for; but also the time frame between each event. Some are in color and some are in black and white because the events portrayed are very complex and the story behind them is difficult to explain, and they are not just BLACK AND WHITE, the only way to truly understand them is if you look at it through a historical

View, or in COLOR.

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At the top it says civil rights, and is there for a very specific reason. It is there to represent how before civil rights movement, white was viewed as the majority; that there was no true diversity before civil rights laws were passed. They are on top of the civil rights pictures to show that behind the white majority, was the anger and protests that was starting to rise up against white-Americans, but more so against the government.