Civil Rights Movement

By Christian Serrage

Civil Rights Movement - In my eyes

The civil rights movement was one of the biggest pushes for the African American population to get equal rights and treatment. It was need and will be remembered in all generations and go down as one of the biggest movements in history. The civil rights movement was the biggest thing to happen for the African American population since the civil war that ended slavery.

Ways That The African Americans Fought Back

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The very famous part of the civil rights movement are of African Americans trying to do peaceful demonstrations. The whites would not allow this and to try preventing them from expressing themselves. The whites would use scare tactics which did not work. The colored's started to do sit-ins and refuse to move. They boycotted against many things and held marches. They did whatever they thought would work in as peaceful of a manner as they could.

The Roots - Can't Turn me around

Can't turn me around The Roots


I like this song because it talks about expressing the fact that they had to keep on walking and would not be forced to turn around. It talks about how they kept on talking as well and marched there way to freedom.



Ain't gonna let nobody, turn me round,
Turn me round, turn me round,
Ain't gonna let nobody, turn me round,
I just keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin',
Marching on to freedom land.

Ain't gonna let nobody, turn me round,Lord,
Turn me round, turn me round,
Ain't gonna let nobody, turn me round,
I just keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin',
Marching up on freedom land.

Ain't gonna let no jailhouse, turn me round,
Turn me round, turn me round,
Ain't gonna let no jailhouse, turn me round,
Oh, I, keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin',
Marching on to freedom land.

I can't let segregation, turn me round,
Turn me round, turn me round,
Ain't gonna let segregation, turn me round,
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin',
Marching on to freedom land.

Ain't gonna let no dogs, Lord, turn me round,
Turn me round, turn me round,
Ain't gonna let no dogs, Lord,turn me round,
I'm gonna keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin',
Marching on to freedom land.

Ain't gonna let nobody, turn me round,
Turn me round, turn me round,
Ain't gonna let nobody, turn me round,
I just keep on a-walkin', keep on a-talkin',
Marching on to freedom land.

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Top Five Motions Of The Civil Rights

The civil rights had many motions going on during the time. You had people wanting equal rights with kids going to school and bus laws. Some where over drinking out of drinking fountains and eating at restaurants.


  1. Kids started to march and stop going to school for equal rights.
  2. People boycotted buses and started to walk or car pole.
  3. People did sit-ins at restaurants to gain the right to eat at them.
  4. They would march.
  5. They would rally together in peaceful ways.
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