The Role Of Black Women During The Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights movement consider one of the most significant time in History for African American in the US. During the Civil Rights movement African-American women place a significant role. Some of African-American women take parts in helping desegregation in the southern communities. Many African-American women play a major role during the civil right movements. With the help of many black women the freedom fighters were able to make their voices be head all over the country. In my research the three sources that I choose to examine is Life magazine from July till September 1964, Time magazine from July till September 1965, and New Yorker magazine from May 1965 till July 1965. In these primary sources I will be examining the role of African …show more content…
Life magazine tries to cover up everything that has to do with the Civil Rights Movements, which is why I chose to study life magazine from July 1965 to September 1965. Most of the pictures in life magazine are about black violence against whites. During the Civil Right Movement life magazine did not show much of African American women and their role, it tries to cover everything that has happened among African American society. Many African American play big part I the Civil Right Movement, for example Rosa Parks she is one of the most strongest women of all that, because she has what it’s takes to stand up for what was right. The magazine also shows there were also many other women who was also fighting for equal rights for African American and also women equality because even thought black men has their right to vote black women still could not vote because we were women, although the voting right for women has been pass since the 1800. Women were not given the right to fully participate in the Mach particularly black women. All though black women had played major role in the civil right movement they always received little credit for their effort and participation. For example throughout history there are many women who played a pivotal role fighting for women right. Thousands of women participated in the Martin Luther King March, but they were never recognize or weren’t asked to speak on their role because women …show more content…
These magazines did not show much of African American women as if they were not part of the US populations. I found it sad because even when African American were fighting for equal right among black and white they still did not gets the credit for being part of it. White men always find ways to make sure that black people always stays one step behind. Even in today society many men cannot accept women as equal. During the 18th century men would consider women as dumb and unequal to men, which why it is harder for people to recognize the little things that African American women were trying to do to gain freedom, and equal right as a white person does. After years of discrimination, African American finally makes a stand and said no to discrimination. African American wanted to prove to the society that they were as equal as a white person and that they were able to do what white person could do. I think it is a great thing that many women start to make a stand against discrimination against

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