Born Different, But Not With Different Freedom

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Over the course of U.S. history there have been many social movements. The most prominent one may be the Civil Rights Movement. African-Americans stared this movement because they felt they should be recognized as citizens; they should have all they basic rights of living and be treated as equals and not fall subject to injustice. Millions of people joined the movement and they stood up for what they thought was right. From this movement stemmed groups like then, The National Association for the Advantest of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating committee (SNCC). Racism was something this movement wanted to erase, not only that but equality for everyone. The battle to end injustice was a long and hard and did not end without struggle. The same could be said about the Gay Rights Movement. This movement was started because there wasn’t equality between homosexuals and heterosexuals, and they were being mistreated in various ways. Many of homosexuals involved in the movement became known as the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community. They fought to have equal opportunity in America and were met with obstacles they had to get over. Within both movements there were people who were too set in their ways to ever want to change; they did whatever they could to put a stop to the change. The goal of each group was equality, which, after a great amount of suffering, was granted to them. The people involved in the Civil Rights Movement and the Gay Rights Movement both faced similar problems such as discrimination, religious persecution, violence, and legal injustice, some of these problems were handled the same way; other, another way.
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