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Bloody Sunday Research Paper

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Martin Luther King Jr. was one of many great civil rights activists that have fought for equal rights. Throughout the 1960’s he persevered through many things such as, “On March 7, 1965, a civil rights march, planned from Selma to Alabama's capitol in Montgomery, turned violent as police with nightsticks and tear gas met the demonstrators as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. King was not in the march, however the attack was televised showing horrifying images of marchers being bloodied and severely injured. Seventeen demonstrators were hospitalized leading to the naming the event "Bloody Sunday." Everyone, young or old, gay or straight, women or man, everyone should get equal rights and this man shows why and how we can do it.…show more content…
This lasted 245 years until Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in 1865. But then only fifteen years later the Jim Crow laws were put in place allowing the segregation between colored people and white people. 137 years later we can still see this modern times. “In February 1960, a group of African-American students began what became known as the "sit-in" movement in Greensboro, North Carolina. The students would sit at racially segregated lunch counters in the city's stores. When asked to leave or sit in the colored section, they just remained seated, subjecting themselves to verbal and sometimes physical abuse. The movement quickly gained traction in several other cities. In April 1960, the SCLC held a conference at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina with local sit-in leaders. Martin Luther King Jr. encouraged students to continue to use nonviolent methods during their protests.” (http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086#the-southern-christian-leadership-conference )

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The classroom environment cares about this problem because some of the racial discrimination and racial discrimination are happening outside of school affecting students in many different ways. To solve this problem people need to stand up. They need to stand together to not necessarily ‘fight’ violently but people need to put their differences
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and his supporters were making plans for a massive demonstration on the nation's capital composed of multiple organizations, all asking for peaceful change. On August 28, 1963, the historic March on Washington drew more than 200,000 people in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial. It was here that King made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, emphasizing his belief that someday all men could be brothers.
"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." — Martin Luther King, Jr. / "I Have A Dream" speech, August 28, 1963” (http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086#i-have-a-dream
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