The Civil Right Activists On School Curriculum Should Be Encouraged

891 Words Apr 27th, 2015 4 Pages
I went through high school and currently in two-year collage for diploma without knowledge of many of civil right activists that put in so much time, energy and even last drop of their blood in fight against racism and bring desegregation to the level it is today in United States. Meanwhile I am familiar with many notorious dictators and wicked terrorists like Idiamin Dada of Uganda, Gen. Sani Abacha of Nigeria, and Osama Bin Laden to mention only these few. I believe that including the study of civil right activists in school curriculum should be encouraged because the activities of the civil right activists brought about humanization, and desegregation of African Americans, and hence equal rights for everyone in United States of America no matter color, creed and race. Some of these rights are righ to humane treatment, to equal education, to vote, and equal employment opportunity. Medgar Evers lived and dead fighting the cause he believed in, fight against racism and its attendant dehumanization and segregation in United States of America. He was born in Decatur, Mississippi to James and Jessie. As a child, Evers witnessed an incident where “a close friend of the family got lynched … because he sassed back a white woman.” (1. 13). The incident sent great message to him about the sufferings of the African Americans who were willing to resist dehumanization in Mississippi and it became indelible on his memory and drove his activism later on. He was a civil right…

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