Separate And Unequal Research Paper

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Separate and Unequal “If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed, and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon”, remarked an American Politian George Aiken. Discrimination exists everywhere and every day. Racial discriminations against African Americans were lethal and cruel. Blacks were often treated differently compared to whites in everyday life especially in the South. The racism in the Deep in the South in the 1960’s caused a law ‘separate but equal’, moved Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, and impacted on both blacks and whites. Although whites and blacks were equal by a law ‘separate but equal’, racism against African American was still existed. For more than half centuries,…show more content…
By the Montgomery City Code, it is required that “ When the seats in the front of the bus filled up and more white passengers got on, the bus driver would move back the sign separating black and white passengers and, if necessary, ask black passengers give up their seat”(“Rosa Parks Biology”). On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks took a seat which was designated for black passengers. However, as the bus continued on its route, the bus was filled and the bus driver recognized that several whites were standing. The driver asked her and other three blacks; however, Rosa Parks refused and still took her seat. The driver, who had an authority of power of police office, “demanded “Why don’t you stand up?” to which Rosa replied “I don’t think I should have to stand up” (“Rosa Parks Biology”). The driver called the police and police arrested Rosa Parks. It led moving NAACP and starting Montgomery…show more content…
They formed the Montgomery Improvement Association and elected Dr. Martin Luther King. He led the 1955Montgomery Bus Boycott. Dr. King also helped to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and to organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. He delivered his famous speech ‘I Have a Dream’; Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of

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