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The Sixties, Freedom, And The Cost Of Freedom

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Cost of Freedom “We believe that Black people will not be free until we are able to determine our destiny.” (Panthers Black “The Ten-Point Program”) Sixties was the time of 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 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. Also, Chavez and Hampton were activists that made their names to be famous in the Sixties by their actions against government. This 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 important a non-violent changes to show the cruel government of that time. Martin Luther King and Fred Hampton were remarkable men that went to jail because of their beliefs. Martin Luther King was a Black fighter that wanted changes for Black people. He said “Beyond this, I am in Birmingham because injustice is here”. Martin Luther King shown by his hard example that government is unfired to Black people. Similarly, Fred Hampton said “I am a revolutionary” and he was also put in jail. He said that the government
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