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    Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1914, in Alabama. She was an African-American Civil Rights activist. During fer lifetime, she received many accolades, including the NAACP's highest award (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda. Rosa's childhood brought her early experiences with racial discrimination. When she was young, she was taught to read by her mother. After going to school, she met first racial discrimination in her lifetime. At beginning of the twenty century, racial segregation was imposed in public facilities and retail stores in the South, including public transportation. Bus only took white students to their…

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    Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He delivered his famous “I have a Dream” speech, at the Lincoln Memorial on 28 August 1963 in order to call for an end of racism in the United States. In his speech Martin Luther King Jr. attempted to convince the majority white United States government to give African Americans equal rights through the use of biblical and historical allusions, alliterations, and imagery. King…

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    Would it be possible to say that literacy can liberate someone, just like it did with Douglass and Malcolm? Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X were two African American men whom struggled in becoming literate. Frederick Douglass from the “Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”narrates how he struggled on learning how to read and write, being an slave and having such limited sources, Douglass tells the reader how his mistress, Mrs. Auld taught him the letters of the…

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    in the same building, sit in the same area, or even drink from the same water fountain, even though they were considered ‘equal’. Fortunately, there were courageous men who started a civil rights movement, to give every man the rights he deserved, disregarding race or background. There were many men who worked to abolish the segregation and inequality that was prominent in the US. Out of all of them, it’s easy to say that history remembers W.E.B Du Bois as a proponent early civil rights…

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    Professor Charles E. Cobb Jr., an important Civil Rights activist during the 1960’s and renown journalist, “is very much concerned with how the history of the . . . civil rights movement is portrayed.” History is never as accurate as we believe it to be; it is never as accurate as it should be. History relies upon and creates memories of the past. We depend on middle men such as text books and even teachers to relay information onto us. This can be compared to a game of “telephone”, a game in…

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    The meaning of the Civil Rights Movement was to establish equality for African Americans, and Blacks in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X were two African American leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. They both instilled respect, pride, and religion into black community. Their leadership was to promise African Americans and Blacks through the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments equality and justice. In addition to their leadership, Dr. King and Malcolm X were involved in…

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    community, particularly in Boston and the New England region, while also discussing the true desires of African Americans once citizenship was granted. Kantrowitz main argument in this piece is almost explicitly stated within the title; more than…

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    the United States the struggle between African Americans and whites has always been distinct, from the birth of the nation all the way up to the civil war the enslavement of African Americans had been a way of life. Even after African Americans had secured their freedom they would still be discriminated against through unjust social restrictions, placed upon them by their white superiors. Through these social restrictions the African American people came to see themselves as inferior and…

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    In addition to the northern and southern men and Rabbis advocating for the Civil Rights Movement, there were also a large number of Jewish women activists. In the South, women activists were seen as promiscuous beings who were seeking interracial sexual activities. Jewish women would sometimes have jobs in organizations for the civil rights movement doing things like writing about the movement and holding fundraising activities. The Jewish women activists were seen as people who “played a…

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    African American Civil Rights Movement Leaders The civil rights movement of the late 1800s to the 1960’s was a time of racial unification in America’s history for African Americans. Discrimination based on race has been an ongoing issue in America from the start, the American Civil War had a major impact on the freedom of colored men and women. Yet, after the abolishment of slavery white brutality still rained hatred upon people of color. Many great African American activist strived to bring…

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