International Civil Rights: Walk of Fame – Rosa Parks
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Imagine fighting during the Civil War for your freedom, only to still be treated like a slave nearly 100 years later. African Americans during the 1950s and 1960s were still being treated differently from white Americans years later. They were angry about this and decided it was time to make a change. They began the Civil Rights Movement. This movement was a difficult point for America during the 1960s.
The life of African Americans was not good. One reason the blacks had no right to vote while the white could vote. The life of African American was terrible they were slaves. They were treated differently than the whites, while whites could make the blacks do anything they want.
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They were fighting over segregation over black and whites of what they could do and not do. The other reason they were fighting was over civil rights. For example, the blacks couldn’t go to the same school as the whites. Another example Interracial marriage was illegal, and most blacks couldn’t vote because they were unable to pass a voter literacy test.
The Segregation laws and slavery rules now have changed. At the beginning of the late 19th century, state and local governments passed segregation laws, known as Jim Crow laws; they also imposed restrictions on voting qualifications that left the black population economically and politically powerless. The movement, therefore, addressed primarily three areas of discrimination: education, social segregation, and voting rights.” (Scholastic News).
Who was involved? The movement of civil rights of people who were helping was Martin Luther King Jr, John F Kennedy, and Rosa Parks. Martin Luther King, Jr., organized a bus boycott by the community, which eventually led to the desegregation of the bus line and launched protests across the South. He became famous for leading peaceful protests. “In 1963, television viewers saw hundreds of thousands of African-Americans and whites march on Washington, DC to end racial discrimination. It was there that Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous ‘I Have a Dream speech.” (PBS)
What were they doing? They were trying to get the blacks to be treated right like whites. Then Rosa Parks a black woman who was sitting in front of the bus while the whites are supposed to sit there and he told her to get up. Rosa Parks didn’t give up her seat she said “ We are humans as well, we should be treated the same way as you.” They also wanted to give blacks the opportunity to vote as the whites, same school as well. The other important reason the blacks had no rights they just want to be the same as them it doesn’t matter about skin color.
Reactions from the United States and people around the world. The reactions were we should stop this. The blacks wanted to vote, go to the same school, and should have rights of what whites could do. But whites didn’t want that but of course, but some of the whites know it’s wrong how we treat them. “A new minister in town, Martin Luther King, Jr., organized a bus boycott by the community, which eventually led to the desegregation of the bus line and launched protests across the South. In 1960, spontaneous sit-ins by students began at lunch counters throughout the South, and in 1961, ‘Freedom Riders’ boarded interstate buses to test and break down segregated accommodations. These protests were peaceful, but they were met with violent, and often, brutal force — televised images that helped win support from sympathetic whites in the North. In 1963, television viewers saw hundreds of thousands of African-Americans and whites march on Washington, DC to end racial discrimination. It was there that Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.” (PBS)
What changed? The stuff that changed was laws becoming fair. The blacks were actually going to be happy for once. The blacks could be able to vote, not be slaves, same school, and most importantly of having the same rights as the whites. The laws were not changed right away there was this huge boycott that they had. The 15th amendment of the U.S constitution passed due to protection rights to all citizens. The other law that got changed was Wyoming becomes the first state to grant women to vote. The (De-Segregation) on blacks going to schools with whites and just becoming one big school.The (De-Segregation) for transportation for blacks and whites going on the same bus, subway, and airlines. The laws are now changed from what it used to be we are a different color to now we are human and have the same rights as you.
Life Now: The life now for blacks is now better.One reason the blacks finally have freedom, rights, and now life. The blacks could vote go to the same school, same water fountain, transportation, and could run for politics. There is no more slavery in the United States anymore.