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She only wanted for all African Americans to have equal rights end the struggles of social, economical, and political conflicts. She was called the “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement,” (Gupta). She was a big part of the civil rights movement and an immense cause African Americans and whites have the same constitutional rights today. She had lived in the struggles of racial discrimination from the time she was born, until 1965. Throughout all Rosa Parks had to face and the resistance she had to battle through, she was an encouragement all the way through the civil rights movement in the United States. In conclusion, Rosa Parks simply sought after to be liberated and to be able to go anywhere without white people gazing or judging her by the color of her skin and as a female.
During the 1960’s, the civil rights movement was at the top of its game. It was what everybody in the United States talked about, the whites to continue racial discrimination and the African Americans to stop their social and economic struggles. A quote from the unforgettable Fannie Lou Hamer "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired." Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi, in 1917, who was a farmer that distorted the United States outlook on the democratic system. Hamer made most of her remarks during the 1960’s, for instance, she joined the SNCC in 1962, which was the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee. She wanted to motivate African Americans of her town to be encouraged to register as voters. After joining the SNCC, she lost her job, like most African Americans who joined civil rights organizations. She started to receive letters of people describing ways of killing her, and she was physically abused by the brutality of th...

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...th century resolved the socio-economic struggles indefinitely. People say that it can't work black and white; well here we make it work, everyday. We have our disagreements, of course, but before we reach for hate (Remember). African-American such as Malcolm X have become an icon of the 1950’s and 1960’s, but the secretarial talents and the masses of activism by women such as Ella Baker , Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisholm, Gloria St. Clair Richardson, Fannie Lou Hamer, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, and Sojourner Truth kick started the movement to many accomplishments and stimulated a new generation of activists. Despite the jeopardy of great individual losses, African-American women have had a long tradition of civil and human rights activism, and institutions that lives on today in the practices and instances of women advocates and leaders.
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