Racial Interaction of the Sixties

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A little girl is walking down the road, and as she is looking around she says “Daddy, look at that boy crying over there, is he okay?” Her father stops to take a look over and quickly grabs the girl and says “You see those people don’t matter alright sweetie? Promise me to never talk to such filthy people baby girl.” Confused she agrees with her father and looks back at the young African American boy sitting on the curb crying, holding his swollen, bloody face. This is an example of the types of racism that were present in the sixties, and how the average white man would think of the black race. Whites and blacks were segregated, having to use different bathrooms, parts of the bus, restaurants, or just about anything imaginable. This, however, was soon to be changed, with the joint effort of those African Americans that were brave enough to stand up for their own freedom and rights. There were many acts that were pushing the Civil Rights movement in the sixties, and one of these acts included a combination of sit-ins. This is where African Americans would gather at a local diner or whatever it may be to protest, non-violently, by sitting until they were served or, in many cases, arrested. The sixties was a time full of many different aspects of racial differences, as there was the public segregation as stated, sit-ins were becoming popular, Greensboro had a largely known movement, and the effects of all of these acts were incredible.
First off, in this time period, the African Americans tended to struggle for equality with their fellow man, whom happened to be white. They had to face all types of discrimination no matter what they were doing, be it working, going to eat, catching a ride, anything. This type of struggle had been g...

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...reedoms as whites did since the beginning, these events would not have needed to take place, and the history books would look much different today.. When it comes down to it, realize that one person can make a huge difference in life, just look at King for example, and know that as miniscule as one person may feel they are, they may in fact be one of the most important people that will ever live.

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