All living things long to be loved, including human
beings. The feeling of living in a time where the
world despises you for merely the color of your skin
may cause a person to stand up and fight for his or
her own rights. What would you do?
Colored citizens of
discriminated against and
some of their rights were
taken away. Feelings of
anger, loss of faith, and
hate swept over America.
Taking away even the small things, such as being forced to
drinking from a certain drinking fountain could make a person
feel trapped in their own world because they knew that was
happing wasn’t right.
The simplest rights were
taken away, such as having
the right to pick your own seat
on a bus. They were only
allowed to sit in the back.
Some were strong and filled with courage so they fought for their rights just
like Rosa Parks. She protested by sitting in the front row of a bus. She refused
to move and was taken to jail.
Martin Luther King Jr. stood up and spoke with wisdom,
faith and confidence hoping to change the views of many
people and give his faith to others. He spoke of equal
rights for all man.
Certain places only serve one race. Colored people were not
allowed in the places or they served them and only allowed
certain thing ands seating.
People protested for equal rights
such as; intergraded public
transportation, schools, other
public places, and jobs.
Instead of going to school or playing ball with friends, colored children
didn’t have many opportunities; only to fight for what they never had.
Even the children knew they deserved the rights that everyone else had.
People then fought for what they knew was right, and in
comparison to then and now, a lot has changed and a lot is
continuing to change; making history.
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June 09 <http://raday.blogs.com/salon/eyes_on_the_prize/>.
quot;Inheritance.quot; Academy of Integrated Humanites and New
Media. May-June 09
quot;Learn About Apartheid.quot; SquidWho. May-June 09
Photobucket. May-June 09