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    Gaelle Medidor Civil Rights Activist February 22, 2017 Ruby Bridges Ruby Bridges is famous for doing something most of us take for granted today: going to elementary school. But that simple act by one small girl played an important part in the Civil Rights Movement. Ruby Nell Bridges was born on September 8, 1954, in Tylertown, Mississippi, and grew up on the farm her parents and grandparents sharecropped in Mississippi. When…

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    California and Texas they urged better human treatment in the fields and in New Mexico fought to reclaim once owned land. They soon realized that without political power they would remain second class citizens. So they began a Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. They eventually accomplished there movement through the Raza Unida power. Poll Taxes and literacy and the incapability to speak English kept Mexicans Americans from voting. In 1823, Texas rangers were created who often hung Mexicans…

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    The freedom riders were “A group of northern idealists active in the civil rights movement.” (“Freedom Riders” 1) “The Freedom Riders, who included both blacks and whites, rode buses into the South in the early 1960s in order to challenge racial segregation. Freedom Riders were regularly attacked by mobs of angry whites and received often belated protection from federal officers.” (“Freedom Riders” 1) Due to the freedom riders efforts, supporters of segregation inflicted viscous violence against…

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    The Civil RIghts Act of 1964 is one of the major milestones of the Civil Rights Movement. Its major provisions were ending segregation and discrimination. It required equal job and voting opportunities for everyone. It aimed to end segregation in public places such as busses, and especially, schools. It also prohibited discrimination against people who chose to associate with or marry someone of a different race or color. President John F. Kennedy introduced the act. The act gained lots of…

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    believe that people have recently taken this act of freedom too far. Obviously, when talking about peaceful protest, it is impossible to avoid talking about the movements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Mahatma Ghandi. These movements, the Civil Rights Movement specifically, have accomplished so much, not because they were disobeying the law particularly, but because it allowed the American people to see what happened to them when they did: how they were beaten and sprayed with hoses simply…

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    I also became a social worker, lecturer, and a teacher. My experiences in the Civil Rights Movement are what inspired my first collection of poetry, Once. After this poetry collection, my career took off and I published many poems, short stories and novels, including my most famous novel, The Color Purple. This novel won me the Pulitzer…

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    Social movements can be defined as a grouping of individuals or organizations which focus on political and social issues. Abraham Lincoln, in 1863, drafted and passed the Emancipation Proclamation which changed the federal legal status of more than 3 million slaves in the south from “slave” to “free, which was monumental for the African-American people. Fast forward about a century later racism was alive and well and prosed an issue for the social justice of African-Americans. The 1960’s were a…

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    devastated with the outcomes of the civil rights movement knowing he was very much for the freedom of the south, he saw the bombings of the churches and the killing of four girls in a church in Birmingham. While on the train, he saw the faces of the many immigrants leaving the south; he can see the sense of worry of themselves and their family still in south. George thought of his family and friends still in the south seeing and hearing of all the violence that erupting right in their backyard.…

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    Rosa Parks is a civil rights activist (1913-2005) who was born Rosa Louis McCauley on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Rosa’s fame came from her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a public bus. Her action caused a public outcry and a city wide boycott which ultimately launched efforts to end segregation between races in public areas. Rosa Parks’ childhood is credited to her being able to refuse the white person the seat on the bus because while she was young her…

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    lot of aggression and were brutally beat. Concluding the freedom rides, many resources of the SNCC had been focused on to Mississippi because it was the most segregated state. They started by beginning a voter registration campaign. Many of the civil rights workers helping with this found that only a few had joined the state’s voter rolls in return for the beating they took from the whites. The last move they had before they split up was the freedom summer. The biggest problem lies in the state…

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