In the 1960s, there were lunch counter sitins, boycotts, freedom rides
and the March on Washington, where more than 200,000 people gathered in
the nation's capital to demonstrate their commitment to equal rights
The 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed, which outlawed discrimination in
public accommodations. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 authorized the
federal government to appoint examiners to register voters where local
officials had made black registration impossible.
Finally, in 1968, Congress passed legislation banning discrimination in
housing. Nevertheless, the fight for equal righs and civil rights
marches on. In the future, I imagine if blacks fail to press for their
rights and stop voting, our voice will fade away.
The future of our civil rights can be
fruitful if all minorities come together as one and fight for them. I do
not think we have as many great leaders today as we did back then. The
reason being is that today people are all hung up on having money, fame
and power. I hope we can pull together and fight for our rights because
if we do not, we will lose everything.
May 19th, 2015
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