Civil rights discussion

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How has the civil rights grown since the 1960's? In what ways have we seen it fail to grow?

May 19th, 2015

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 for all.

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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