African Americans And The Civil Rights Movement

1260 WordsNov 1, 20156 Pages
African Americans have fought for equality for a long period of time against desegregation and racism. It was an era where blacks couldn’t have the same rights as a white individual. African American were treated with hate and anger. The Civil Rights Movement is embodied in dramatic recorded speeches. Speeches like “I have A Dream”, the “Black Revolution”, and “Black Power’ and Coalition Politics. These speeches were written by great leaders. Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and Bayard Rusting were just some of the wise leaders of the Civil Rights. However, these influential leaders had a different view on how things had to be done during the civil rights movement. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declares school segregation unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruling. Additionally, they were teachers, secretaries, welders, ministers and students who simply wanted to be treated equally. Not to mention, that in 1955, Rosa Parks refuses to move to the back of a Montgomery, Alabama, bus as required by city ordinance; boycott follows and bus segregation ordinance is declared unconstitutional. Individuals were arrested because for whites, blacks were acting in a violent way. Martin Luther King Jr speech was one of the greatest of all time. His speech brings tears to those who truly understand what was going, just by the beauty, depth, and soul of the words themselves. King, moved his people and the nation not only by being one of the most gloriously
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