Supreme Court Decision Separate But Equal
1,747 wordsBrown v. Board of Education Racial desegregation has always been one of the main problems in America. For sure, today America is moving towards the ideals of equality and justice in all spheres of life, declared in its Declaration of Independence and Constitution. But it is difficult to change the attitudes of some Americans in respect to race relations, as racial segregation has been extended across the country for many years. The author of the words about equality of all citizens in the eyes o...
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Ida B Wells African American Women
2,155 wordsIda B. Wells Ida Wells-Barnett was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862. She was the oldest of eight children. Ida was born of slaves, but her parents were able to support eight children. Her mother was a famous cook, and her father was a skilled carpenter. When Ida was only fourteen, an epidemic of Yellow Fever swept though Holly Spring and killed her parents and youngest sibling. She kept her family together by securing a job teaching. Ida managed to continue her education by attending n...
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Ku Klux Klan Colored People
827 wordsWhen a person hears the word prejudice, he or she might think it only refers to the racial prejudice often found between those with light skin and those with dark skin. However, prejudice runs much deeper than a persons color. Prejudice is found between gender, religion, cultural and geographical background, and race. People have discriminated against others based upon these attributes from the beginning of time. Prejudice has become a complex problem in our society today and much of our worlds ...
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American Civil War Washington D C
2,342 wordsThroughout his life Ralph Bunche worked to improve race relations and further the cause of civil rights. For 22 years he served on the board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, earning its highest honor, the Spingarn Medal, in 1949. He participated in several civil rights demonstrations, including the 1963 March on Washington. That same year, U. S. President John F. Kennedy awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the nations highest civilian award. Sojourner Truth, Ameri...
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