The Civil Rights Activist Malcolm X

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“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today” said Malcolm X (“1960’s). To fully understand what Malcolm X was trying to say, one would have to understand what “future” really means. Future: the time or a period of time following the moment of speaking or writing; time regarded as still to come (Merriam). An interpretation of this is that one should prepare for the future, so that when the future becomes the present, a person knows she or he did everything thing he could have to make today better than yesterday. The future was always a very big concept for the Civil Rights Activist. The future was always something the Civil Rights Activist wanted to concur by making equal rights for people of all races, and gender. They conquered the future by getting the Jim Crow laws abolished,and many other things like the end of discrimination. To some, the 1960’s was the golden era for Civil Rights because of events like Bloody Sunday,and the Greensboro sit-ins. These movements, and many others, led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, many would question if the law is still used today. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is indeed still relevant today in education, politics, and in the workplace. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a very important law that changed a lot of things for many people of different races, genders, and religions. The law basically outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in the United States of America (“1960’s”).
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