Civil Rights Movement
By Ireland Lee
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.
March on Washington
The March on Washington was set up by several civil rights groups and many other groups to help African Americans get jobs and equal rights. This march was one of the biggest and it took a couple tries until they were able to fully make it all the way.
Sit ins were a harmless way to make a statement that they are just as equal as white people are. African Americans were pulled out of sit in's by police because they made it clear that they would not move but the police got involved and forced them out.
During this time many African Americans didn't have cars so they rode the bus. One day this black women named Rosa Parks stood up for herself because she was not going to get out of her seat for a white man. The police were involved and she was sent to jail. Many African Americans heard about and decided to make a statement by not riding the bus in hope that they would go out service.
March on Washington
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Person and Harbour grew up together and didn't really know much about what was going on with the civil rights until they had gotten older. Grew up with a rich life. When he went to college he realized he was in a segregated place and ever since wanted equality for all. He did sit ins so he could go to the college he hoped to go to but wasn't able to.
Harbour and Person grew up together and didn't really know much about what was going on with the civil rights until they had gotten older. Person did protests around Atlanta.