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The Black Sixties And The Civil Rights Movements : Cost Of Freedom

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Cost of Freedom The Black Panthers stated in The Ten Point Program, “We believe that Black people will not be free until we are able to determine our destiny.” (Panthers Black “The Ten-Point Program”) Sixties were the time of the Civil Rights Movements and there was a need for political expression, freedom of speech, there was a social inequality and social exclusion of the African-Americans, and everything led to political tension and government tactics to change the direction to a better life. The period of the Sixties was a time of brilliant people such as Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, and Fred Hampton. Martin Luther King was not just a hero, but also a fighter. King and Chavez were nonviolent activists that made their names to be famous in the Sixties by their actions against the government. Also, The Black Panthers and Hampton were for more violent actions to change the life of people. Those people changed the history and left a strong reminder of how usual people can be strong and make changes. They struggle began with non-violent protests and the civil rights movement. Sixties was a time of changes, but most importantly non-violent changes to show the cruel government of that time. During the Sixties radical struggled, leaders like King and Chavez were for nonviolent movements, and The Black Panthers and Hampton were response to nonviolent movements with more active and violent actions. Martin Luther King was a Black fighter that wanted changes for Black
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