Selma is a Drama/History movie released in 2014 about the Civil Rights Act in 1964. The film focuses on the resolution of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the future embodiment of the right for African Americans to vote in the U.S. This would later become the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Selma revolves around Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight to ensure Voting Rights across America. It focuses on his magnificent march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. This film portrayed the real life events of the perseverance of MLK. He was determined to make justice and equality for every possible segregation there was in the country. His powerful and nonviolent protests helped to make a change in the world. Civil disobedience and nonviolent protests are what is displayed in this movie and the main key points is the change it can make in this world.
On August 28, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech he proposed to address to America regarding Civil Rights. Over 200,000 people attended and MLK addressed unfair segregation in the U.S and the desire to chase unity and equality amongst race, religion, gender, and nationality. This was a major turning point in history involving the Civil Rights Act and the response to segregation was so intense it changed laws. MLK taught America how to protest and respond to segregation peacefully and nonviolently when times become challenging.
Sam Cooke released a song in the 60s explaining the unfairness of current day civil rights in that time. This song was explained based on a personal experience Cooke felt when growing up when he was turned away from a whites only hotel in Louisiana. This song happened to be a cult classic during its time and one of Cooke’s most famous songs. The message in this song is revolving around the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was a change that was about to come. After this the United States was changed in history and did not prejudge anyone by race.
This article mainly explains the the flaw in journalism during the Civil Rights Era and lack of attention it gave. The author in this article is looking into black murder news/articles from that time and reflecting on how different it was compared other races. The articles into the murders were very ignorant and downright rude. They treated the African Americans lesser than the whites and included slang in the articles and very vague, dehumanizing words. The author argues that the newspapers back then ignored black voices in the Civil Rights Era and they should do more apologizing. This article insures and gives examples on how there was so much conflict in the Civil Rights Era in America at the time. This is a very clear demonstration that many races, genders, religion all suffered from some discrimination of some sort and unfair treatment, that wasn’t needed at the time. The author finally explains that it is a triumph America has gotten over that.
This photo shows The National Welfare Rights Organization marching to end hunger in 1968. African Americans, Native Americans, and Whites are all non violently protesting to end hunger. This image presents diversity amongst races and gender in America and the strive of equality it wishes. Many different cultures were pinned down during this time in history and wished to achieve unity and most of them started nonviolent protests. To this day non violent protests continue to ensure Civil Rights.
This opinion article explains the uneven left-right balance in the government. The author explains how such liberals and how the NAACP are the only people supporting the Civil Rights Movement, while the Republican based government doesn’t seem to acknowledge it as much. This article argues that America needs to ensure that Civil Rights are encouraged as a whole through the country, not just on one side. The NAACP is struggling to find a way to make Civil Rights a universal belief