The Civil Rights Movement And The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison

1336 Words May 24th, 2016 6 Pages
There has been a plethora of major events in history that has had an effect on America and its people, both good and bad. One major event that affected America was the civil rights movement. The movement changed the way American’s live and it changed for the better. It had an effect on everyone because people were treated poorly for being a certain race. The movement did not only have an effect on the people but, also on literature. There have been many authors whom had used the civil rights movement in their stories to show how blacks were treated and how black people felt. Authors have written stories during the movement; there are some stories that show what black people had to go through before the civil rights movement began and showed why it needed to happen. The civil rights movement and “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison both dealt with disrespect and lack of dignity black people felt because the color of their skin. The Civil Rights Movement began in the mid-1950s. It was a mass protest against racial segregation and discrimination in the southern United States. After the Emancipation Proclamation (signed by Abraham Lincoln) outlawed slavery in the United States, the black community was still under the heel of white supremacy. (Carson) In the south, African Americans were banned from associating with white people in a host of institutions and public places such as hospitals, retirement homes, rest rooms, schools, railroad cars, restaurants, diners, parks and…

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