The American Dream in the 1960's
By Mariah and Claire
Events, People, Movements, Ideas, Norms and Perceptions
"... black people are just like everybody else. We are also mercenaries, dictators, murderers, liars. We are human, too."
Both of these quotes are very indicative of the thoughts and emotions African Americans had at this time. These quotes accurately portray America as a country where ignorance was rampant and many Americans felt very strongly about racial equality.