In the beginning there were poems, each describing how African Americans felt about slavery and discrimination. However, as the chapter continued it began to explain events where African Americans made a stand whether it was going on interstate travel that both blacks and whites were on or African Americans defending themselves against whites. One major event that occurred in the 1950s was when an African American woman, Rosa Parks, refused to sit in the back of the bus. Due to segregation at the time African Americans were forced to sit in the back meanwhile whites sat in the front of the bus. African Americans throughout Montgomery began to boycott all city buses. Eventually, the persistence of the black peo...
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...out to me and it was about this young girl who grew up living in Baltimore and the only thing she remembers from living there growing up was being called a “nigger”. Young children were made fun of and taunted with that cruel word. In many ways that is what made African Americans want to be more. The way African Americans stopped at nothing to get the freedom and equality they deserved along was definitely admiring. They did whatever took no matter the consequences of it to get what they wanted and that took a lot of courage. To discriminate and treat people completely unfair because of the color of their skin did not make sense to me, but the fact that African Americans laid down their lives by what they said to white people or their daring actions showed many that you need to fight for what you think is right as that is what they did and at any costs by all means.
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