The Civil Right Movement Of The United States

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Throughout late childhood, education touches upon the subject of segregation, a separation between whites and blacks during mid-20th century America, and children across the country learn the harsh reality of our nation’s history. Modern culture produces media to recreate these events in movies such as The Help, and Driving Miss Daisy. Although much of the media related segregation with the 1950’s and 1960’s, these decades were only a climax of the protests and civil movements during the time period. Not only segregation, racial inequality has also existed for hundreds of years- it is only during these specific years that the conflict and involvement of citizens across the country peaked through the use of protests as well as the influential people that led them. While influential leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. led the Civil Right Movement, segregation in the United States continued to affect the daily life of African American people publicly, educationally, and judicially until the eventual process of integration. For instance, African-Americans were seen as inferior to white people, especially in the South such as Mississippi. In the article featured in Time Magazine, “Voices of the White South” touches upon the thoughts of whites in 1956 who stood firmly for segregation. The reporter sums up the point of view of a white person in the subject of segregation, “Many are not afraid of the Negro in any fashion but simply believe he falls short of their standards…”
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