Civil Rights Movement

By Ireland Lee

Introduction

During the Civil Rights many African Americans had many ways to help get to how the world is now. They changed the way society treated them, they changed the way the world looks at them. Now not all people think that way but the majority of people do. African Americans risked their lives to help the next generation. They made the world be open minded instead of closed.

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During the Civil Rights Movement many African Americans used peaceful tactics, so there would be no harm done. They did sit in's at places that segregated them from the white folks. They also did bus boycotts after Rosa Parks was forced out of her seat to allow a white man to sit. They also marched their way to Washington to set themselves free from segregation.

Sit in's were a harmless thing. They didn't bother anyone but the white folks didn't appreciate it. African Americans would go into white only restaurants, even though they weren't allowed in there. They would just sit until they were forced out by police officers. During the Civil Rights they did many sit in's because it was a peaceful way to set a statement, and it wasn't in any way illegal.

The March on Washington over 200,000 Americans marched to Washington D.C. They did this in hope to show a statement that they deserve equal rights as the white folks got. They deserved good jobs, equal pay, voting rights, and just plain out freedom. When they made it to the state capitol Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I have a dream" speech. This speech went on to be one of the greatest speeches.

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I chose "Where is the Love?" by The Black Eyed Peas. I feel like this song is a good fit to the civil rights era because they are talking about how everyone needs to be equal and how everyone should get along. one line from the song is " But if you only have love for your own race, Then you only leave space to discriminate" . This line to me means everything about what African Americans were trying to say during the civil rights movement.
Where Is The Love - Black Eyes Peas (Lyrics)

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