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Civil Rights Essay

  • Submitted by: CAMANDCOD9796
  • on March 18, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 342 words

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The Civil Rights movement changed our society especially for African Americans,   until the 14th amendment by Abraham Lincoln in 1868, African Americans had been struggling for equality in our nation.   From 1945-1974 they were held by bounds of segregation, unable to go to the same schools, eat at the same places, and or drink from the same fountains as everyne else.   The Brown vs the Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas is   the turning point for segregation in the school systems.   Brown had claimed that African Americans did not receive the same equal opportunities that whites did concerning their education.   Some examples where children had to walk several miles to reach their “black school” and the white school was a few blocks away.   Eventually they received a ruling, “Chief Justice Earl Warren presented the unanimous ruling: We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of separate but equal has no place.   Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal" (2011).   Another example of   segregation is in the 1950’s   the law for a African American had to give up their seat on a bus if a white person needed the seat.   On December 1, 1955   at Montgomery Alabama, Ms Rosa Parks was asked to relinquish her seat on the bus and she refused and was arrested for this act of equality. The Montgomery Bus Boycott was the refusal of African Americans to use bus systems.   These actions have changed Americia that we see today. Can you see America if these changes didn’t happen?   What kind of world we would be living in.   We are still thriving to make changes with segregation today, espically in the military, we have had the first African American women serve in Iraq controling a Cobra heliocopter in the US Marine Corps.   So although this started in the 1868 it has made a impact and still making a impact on the Americans today.

Bowles, M ( 2011). American History, 1863 to present, End of Isolation. San Diego Ca. Bridgepoint Education. Inc.
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