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Butterfly Effects Of The Civil Rights Movement

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Freedom. The word creates a sense of imagery in one’s head. Shackles being broken. The weight of fear and discrimination being lifted off someone’s shoulders. Julian Bond states, that the “litigation, organization, mobilization, and civil disobedience aimed at creating a national political constituency for civil rights advances. (Bond.) Throughout this period, roughly the 1950s and 1960s, African Americans were determined to achieve rights equal to whites. This created an uproar, much like a butterfly effect that continues to play a key role in today’s society. Nevertheless, the ongoing effects of the Civil Rights Movement leaves a lasting question to this generation. After all the suffering many leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks faced in order to obtain this sense of equality. Was it all worth it?…show more content…
During this movement, Brown v. Board of Education, a case that is known as one of the greatest Supreme Court decisions in history, played a vital role in allowing students, regardless of race, to attend the same school. In today’s society, where education is vital to getting the best careers and becoming the next leader, students are now given the choice to attend any school of their
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