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    Rosa Parks Hero

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    started a citywide boycott and helped pass many laws that give african-american rights. Rosa Parks is a revolutionary because she was an african-american civil rights activist. She got the legislation to pass civil rights for african-americans in alabama. She was very brave when she didn’t give up her seat on the bus. Rosa Parks’s identity is african-american. An example of Rosa Parks’s identity is african american civil rights leader. According to Mahatma Gandhi, “The best way to find…

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    “Segregation” was a highly well known word in the United States around the early twentieth century. There was not a place you looked without seeing this act of racism. During this time, there was a few people that highly impacted the movement to equality of the races. Most of the riots and gatherings were held in Montgomery, Alabama. Many moments, acts, and laws were made because of mainly Rosa Parks, in Montgomery. Rosa Parks,one of the most famous of this time, was the leader of the…

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    same theme, Racism. Racism was a big problem back in the old days and still is now. The first text I will be explaining is Freedom Walkers. The Freedom Walkers were a group of people that boycotted the Montgomery buses because they wanted equal rights on the buses. They had to sit in the back of the buses and after all the seats for white people filled up, the blacks had to get up and move farther back, sometimes even stand up. The bus drivers even treated them differently, if the blacks…

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    Malcolm X vs An Open Love Letter Human rights activists, such as Malcolm X believed that “The only way to stop a forest fire from burning down your house is to ignite a fire that you control and use it against the fire that is burning out of control” (Spellman, 12). Here, Malcolm was being interviewed by A.B. Spellman and was explaining about the organization he was planning to use for people of color. Malcolm brought out the discrimination against people of color and how nonviolence may no…

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    Kaffir Boy Research Paper

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    The American civil rights movement and the apartheid movement in South Africa show similarities in their tensions with inequality regarding race but portray a difference in how the protestors went about changing these issues. The issues that related these two events are education and opportunity, which were big issues among the people but a main difference can be seen in how the protestors reacted in the two different countries. Kaffir Boy, a book that tells the story of Johannes later called…

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    Martin Luther King Junior, like everyone was a kid once, he grew up from somewhere. Where did he grow up exactly? When was he born? Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Tuesday January 15, 1929, 501 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in an African American household. He was born in a house because there were few hospitals that had beds for African American mothers and there was a treat of the flu. The King family made sure that the germs of the flu was kept out 0f the house. Martin…

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    Rosa Parks Seat Up

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    When refusing to give her seat up, Rosa didn’t know she was making history. She was born as Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama on “Feb 4, 1913” (History Staff, 2009). Growing up with her mom she moved to Pine Level, Alabama and she often experienced racial discrimination and racial equality there. The only school she attended in Montgomery were segregated schools. At a young age, her mother taught her how to read. She married at the age of 19 to a man named Raymond Parks. At the time…

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    elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association. He became the official spokesman for the boycott. In 1957, Martin Luther King Jr. formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. They talked about fighting segregation and achieving civil rights. A year later, he wrote his first book “ Stride Toward Freedom.” The book was a memoir of the Montgomery bus boycott. In 1959, he went on a book tour in Harlem, NY and he almost got killed. He was stabbed by Izola Curry with a letter…

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    Maya Angelou Essay Papers

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    Maya Angelou A bird takes off from a nest and flies through the sky, eventually landing on a telephone wire. From there she sits all day, but does not sing. She does not sing because she is hurt, she is in pain, but through courage and rehabilitation she learns to sing the most beautiful song. This describes the story of Maya Angelou. As a child Maya was abused and lost her confidence to speak or sing(in reference to the bird analogy) But over the many years of her life, she used her…

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    Maya Angelou was Born on April 04,1928 in St Louis, Mo. By the timed she turned 3years old her parents divorced and she and her brother went to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. Angelou real name is not Maya her name is Marguerite Annie Johnson she received the nickname Maya from her Brother Bailey Johnson Jr. Maya and her brother is very close that when she was raped at the age of 7years old by her mother boyfriend she felt like the only person she can tell was her brother. But…

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