The Civil Rights Movement Of African Americans Essay

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Martin Luther King once said, “ There is no noise as powerful as the sound of the marching feet of determined people”.People have fought for their individuality since the Romans, and continue to do so. Throughout history, there has always been a minority who is treated poorly and is socially oppressed by cultures around them. Abraham Lincoln said, “ ...our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal”. This statement was part of the Gettysburg Address, and is famous to this day. Although, it has been constantly overlooked, and challenged. During the Civil Rights Movement African Americans started to voice their opinions more persistently. African Americans constantly fought for their freedom, and even people who believed they should be equal. There were many influences on the Civil Rights Movement such groups were started, and a variety of activist leaders became well known. There were a variety of historical events that followed such as trials,marches, murders, sit-ins, and other nonviolent demonstrations.
In a famous trial in 1857, involving Dred Scott, African Americans were established as “subordinate, inferior beings --whether slave or freedmen (America 's Civil ). African Americans have been treated cruelly time and time again, both publically and privately. The Civil War was a brutal war between the North and the South. Many Americans died, because the South wanted slavery.…

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