civil rights

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During the Civil Rights African Americans caught a hard time with getting to fit in. White men spit on them. They called them nasty names like nigger, colored people, and things like porch monkeys I’m sure there is more but that’s as far as I want to get into that. But not all white people where nasty and mean take that people that helped African Americans in time of need. The Civil Rights movement was a good period for African Americans because of many things like Brown vs. Board of Education, also because of Martin Luther King and his al famous “I have a dream.” Finally now African American people have the same rights as the common white American. Brown vs. the Board of education will tell a lot about what happened in the civil rights movement with schools. The story tells of how they ended separation between schools and how people reacted to the situation. Of course some people didn’t like the idea not just white people but African Americans as well. One movie called Remember the Titans” shows all the about the struggles that African Americans had to go through before white people actually looked at them as regular people. Because even though African Americans where free in some way white people still treated them as if they were slaves or like white people where just so much higher than African American people. In august fourteen-year-old Chigogoan Emmett Till was visiting his family in Mississippi where he was kidnapped, brutally beaten, shot, and dumped into the Tallahatchie River. For allegedly whistling at a white woman. Two white men, J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant are arrested for this murder and were acquitted by an all-white jury. They later boast about committing the murder a Look Magazine interview. The case became one ca... ... middle of paper ... ...s without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin." This establishing equality of treatment and opportunity in the Armed Services. In the end the Civil rights movement was a good period of time for African American people. It was a good period because African American people had equal rights, African Americans were treated equal in many different ways, and African American people had finally got a chance to get a good education and go to good schools. So after all that killing and hatred blacks are finally equal to whites. That is why the Civil Rights Movement was an amazing thing that happen for African American people. P.S. this was good for me to because I am African American and because of what the people back then did and died for me so that are generation can be free like whites is awesome to me because black people dreams can actually come true.
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