Racial Discrimination

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Segregation People all over the world are fighting against racism every day. Some are mentioned in the news, and some are just left alone. We are going to tell you about some of the most important people in the fight against racial discrimination and how they fought for their rights. The people we are going to talk about are Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks and the NFL players. Rosa Parks stood up for her rights against racism in the 1930’s. She was one of the most important people in the fight for black people rights. She was called the “first lady of civil rights” and “mother of the freedom movement”. One day, while Rosa Parks was riding the bus home, the bus was getting crowded. The bus driver told the black people in the back to give up their seat. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man. She got in an argument with the bus driver and the white man. The bus driver then called the police since she was a black woman and did not give up her seat. The policemen came and drove her to the police station. They took her fingerprints and put her in jail. She was bailed out of jail by a friend and her husband picked her up. In three days she had to go to court. She went to court and had to pay a fine of ten dollars and court costs. She did not pay the money because she did not feel she had broken the law. In 2013 when Rosa Parks would have been 100 years old, a statue of her was unveiled in the US Capitol. Obama held a speech during the unveiling of her statue,

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